Friday, May 21, 2010

Holy Spirit: Light

Are you the ray
Of light streaming from the throne of judgment
Only to break into the dark night 
Of my soul, a soul that never knew itself?
With mercy but without rest, you enter secret places.
A soul is afraid to see itself.
It steps aside to make room for the fear
Of God and the beginning of wisdom.
They come down anyway and bind us
Like anchors to their heights --
To Your ways that recreate us.
Holy Spirit -- 
All-penetrating ray!

(St. Teresia Benedicta of the Cross, OCD [Edith Stein],
"And I Remain With You", Summer 1942)

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