Imagine the universe beautiful and just and perfect.
Then be sure of one thing:
The Is has imagined it quite a bit better than you have.
The original sin is to limit the Is. —Don't.
Richard Bach, whose Illusions remains one of my all-time favorites, had a strong influence on my thinking all those years ago. Donald Shimoda lives on alongside Jonathan Livingston Seagull, tossing out nuggets of wisdom.
I was taken aback when I first heard of the Richard-Leslie divorce because one hardly likes shattered fairy tales. But then, fairy tales have their own message, one that changes along with its reader. And Richard Bach never proclaimed to be God.
More quotes from Richard Bach's works here and here.
I will get to the Messiah's Handbook someday.