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Day Twenty One : 23rd December

23 December 2006

Advent week three: JOY

and from: All Will Be Well
Based on the Classic Spirituality of Julian of Norwich
Richard Chilson Ave Maria Press Notre Dame Indiana
(30 Days with a Great Spiritual Teacher)

When we contemplate God we are made like unto God

God opened my spiritual sight
and showed my my spirit in my heart.
The spirit is as large as an eternal world
and a blessed realm as well.
And the greatest light
and the brightest shining in the city of spirit
is God's glorious love.

What can allow us to take more delight in God,
than to see that he takes delight in us,
the greatest of all his creatures?

And the Trinity wishes us
to be transported up above this world
and all its empty suffering,
to delight in God.

This delicious revelation is without end.
And God would like us to rest in it
while we are still on earth.

For when we contemplate God,
we are made like unto God
and through grace we are united in his peace.