A Twentieth Century Commonplace Book for Amusement, Consideration and Inspiration.
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Friday: In Dag Hammarskjold’s Markings there are two entries apropos of the above. In the spring of the year he died he wrote, “I don’t know who – or what - put the question. I don’t know when it was put. I don’t even remembering answering. But at some moment I did answer Yes to Someone - or Something – and from that hour I was certain that existence is meaningful and that, therefore, my life, in self-surrender, had a goal.” The other is this: “God does not die on the day we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illuminated by the steady radiance of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason.”
Dag Hammarskjold:Markings quoted in the Bolton Weekly 17th June 1965