Wednesday, March 09, 2005

The Slumbering Christ

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"Deep within us all there is an amazing inner sanctuary of the soul, a holy place, a Divine Center, a speaking Voice, to which we may continually return. Eternity is at our hearts, pressing upon our time-torn lives, warming us with intimations of an astounding destiny, calling us home unto Itself. Yielding to these persuasions, gladly committing ourselves in body and soul, utterly and completely, to the Light Within, is the beginning of true life. It is a dynamic center, a creative Life that presses to birth within us. It is a Light Within that illumines the face of God and casts new shadows and new glories upon the human face. It is a seed stirring to life if we do not choke it. It is the Shekinah of the soul, the Presence in the midst. Here is the Slumbering Christ, stirring to be awakened, to become the soul we clothe in earthly form and action. And He is within us all."

an excerpt from The Light Within: A Testament of Devotion by Thomas Kelly


gratefulbear said...

What a beautiful depiction of the "existential altar" Merton described in the center of our souls.

Meredith said...

Thank you for this Trev. It is absolutely so beautiful; Kelly speaks with a voice that reaches right into my heart, my Divine center, my inner sanctuary.