Sunday, September 8, 2013

in a garden


When you contemplate God, who or what appears in your mind's eye? I have a recurring image of walking into an old monastery garden, down a gravel path, to where a figure waits for me on ancient stone bench. I don't see a face, just experience a presence of amazing love, complete peace. I sit down and God clasps both of my hands, saying softly, joyfully, "Tell me everything."
(Cloister at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, Rome)

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