“We are all strangers in a strange land, longing for home, but not quite knowing what or where home is.”

Many other people have said eloquent things today about the passing of Madeleine L’Engle. I grew up with her books, both chronologically and emotionally, and there is no author who has shaped my faith and helped me believe in a loving, personal God more than she has. It is no exaggeration to claim her as my favorite author. As I said earlier today, I liked being in a world where she was alive. In losing her, we not only lost an excellent storyteller and truthteller; we also lost Vicky and Polly and Adam and Zachary and Meg and Charles Wallace and Katherine and Camilla, characters who changed the way I see the world. I am thankful for the things she taught me through her life as seen through her writing. And I am thankful that she now knows exactly where her home is.

Fare thee well, Madeleine L’Engle. And thank you.

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(Title quote from The Rock That is Higher: Story as Truth.)

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