A Prayer
of Jesus
I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.



Something quite definite I have to say:

I have something upon my conscience as a writer.  Let me indicate precisely how I feel about it.  There is something quite definite I have to say, and I have it so much upon my conscience that (as I feel) I dare not die without having uttered it.  For the instant I die and so leave this world (so I understand it) I shall in the very same second (so frightfully fast it goes!), in the very same second I shall be infinitely far away, in a different place, where, still within the same second (frightful speed!), the question will be put to me: "Hast thou uttered the definite message quite definitely?"  And if I have not done so, what then?

                                                                                            _____Soren Kierkegaard
                                                                                             From The Journal, 1853

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