I don’t have the power to grant my next breath–no one does. But what if the breath I’m taking at this moment came from a deep well of gratitude and awareness of being alive? And then the next breath? And the next one? Wouldn’t all of my life, and everything I encounter become “all-gift?”
"The Ruined" are those countless ones throughout the ages who have encountered the presence of the living God to such an extent that they are "ruined" for the things of this world. They can never return for any extended time to what was formerly known as "normal life." They are burned with a vision of the beauty of God in the face of Christ-- and they seek this in everyone and everything they meet.