Immature Humanity

And you realize the tentative, experimental stage of the world. After a million years there may be — civilization. Today we have immature experimenting. And a lot of pretenders who live fictions. So what? Enjoy what you can, bear the rest. There is nothing, in today’s science or religion, that has anything but a lick and a promise. There are great individuals — a whole 1/1000 percent of humanity — the rest: Children, playmates. The Lord is in all of them of course, but he isn’t yet mature in all of them.

(from correspondence)

No Expectation

I may be weird, for I expect nothing of anybody, in fact, look calmly for the worst. If anybody shows any sense, constancy, even compassion, it bowls me over. I get so thankful I can hardly stand on my feet.

(from correspondence)