Psalm 139: 13, 14
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Those who let themselves be led by the Holy Spirit
bring new life to birth all around them.
Our good God sees the heart.
Listen with the ear of your heart.
That voice tells us who we are.
That is where the spiritual life starts —
by claiming the voice that calls us the beloved.
The important thing is not to think much,
but to love much.
Teresa of Avila
I saw a river over which every soul must pass to reach
the kingdom of heaven
and the name of that river was “suffering”…
And then I saw a boat which carries souls across the river
And the name of that boat was “love”.
John of the Cross
extract from The Pocket Contemplative
by Sue and Leo Kane