"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
In the dust...
"No pit is so deep that his love is not deeper still." - Betsy Ten Boom
I was thinking of St. Therese's counsel to Celine about the humiliation of always finding oneself on the ground. She told her to rejoice at finding herself so imperfect as to be always falling on the ground through her faults and humiliations, since these so attract the mercy of Jesus. I often think of this during the stations of the cross, and imagine the face of Jesus so very close to mine when he falls carrying the cross. I find I'm content to meet him there, face to face in my misery.