|Painting by Max Baumann (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)|
In my thanksgiving after Holy Communion today, I found myself consumed with how completely I am owned by God.
The Price He paid overwhelmed me, as I recalled the Stations of the Cross, His Holy Face pressed into the dust and rock as the Cross fell heavily upon His scourged Body. More blows from the soldiers as He struggled first to His knees, and then to His feet… for me.
Before me was the Crucifix where I could see the nails, the nakedness, the agony, the forsakenness. Heart racing, lungs burning, muscles cramping, Blood spilling, cold sweat… Tears.
Within me, the Sacred Host. Jesus dwelling in nothingness, wretchedness, yet robing me in the Grace He had purchased with so much suffering.
I am motionless. How does one move when they contain within their dust not the universe, but the One Who made the universe? Not a pure and sacred thing, but Holiness Itself? Not a king, but a God Who is King of all kings?
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So beautiful, Patricia...One of my favorite posts where you capture the heart and spirit and are able to translate it to words.ReplyDelete
Blessings always +
Caroline, thank you for the always kind words. How good God is to sometimes allow us to convey some of His Love and Beauty....little cracked vessels that we are! But, He loves us still. I've been re-reading Interior Castle lately, and pondering the worth of a soul.....truly astounding what God has created us to be! Good thing we have all eternity to thank and praise Him! xoDelete
Patricia, this post is one of my favorites.ReplyDelete
"I am motionless. How does one move when they contain within their dust not the universe, but the One Who made the universe? Not a pure and sacred thing, but Holiness Itself? Not a king, but a God Who is King of all kings?"
These words are so profound and beautiful!
Thank you for commenting, Mary. How beautiful God is! Blessed are we who have found that He has chosen to fall in love with us.....all of us! Sometimes it seems like a dream, doesn't it? That we were created for such a destiny. May God bless you always.....you are in my prayers :)Delete
A sublime truth captured in humble, human words...very beautifully written!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Gloria, for such kind words. I love the pictures on your blog...so beautiful, especially the series you did on Our Blessed Mother. So happy to have found your space...Delete
I was going to comment on the very words Mary N. did - so I'll just say amen: they are profound and beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Nancy. God bless you!Delete