We Are Family, Day 4

Last Updated on May 31, 2023 by GMC

Ten Thousand Things Say, “Amen!”
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

The Ten Thousand Things

The Chinese Bible translates Logos (Word) in the Prologue of St. John’s Gospel as Tao (literally, the Way)—the universal and transcendent guiding principle in the cosmos. The “ten thousand things” point to everything that exists.

The great Tao flows everywhere, both to the left and to the right.
The ten thousand things depend upon it; it holds nothing back.
It fulfills its purpose silently and makes no claim.

Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, chapter 34
Translated by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English

Ten thousand things say, “Amen!”

One Reply to “We Are Family, Day 4”

  1. In Ireland you’d hear “Céad míle fáilte” which means a hundred thousand welcomes in Irish Gaelic.

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