Sometimes the world – at least our human version of it – feels wobbly, so I found this affirmation of its steadiness and solid foundations in some sense reassuring.

But of course, it depends which – or  whose – world we are talking about, and then there is that million dollar caveat, open to a thousand interpretations: ‘as long as God stands…’

Still, I choose to be at least partially reassured and reinforced.

“The world is steady, it has a good foundation and will stand as long as God stands…”


Source: Nikos Kazantzakis, The Last Temptation, trans. P.A. Bien (London: Faber and Faber, 1983), p. 284

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