Monday, August 24, 2009

Into the beautiful darkness

Artist: Józef Chełmoński

Wouldn't that be utterly lovely? To stop struggling?

Giving yourself up to love is melting into God. It is falling into the hands of the living God with complete abandon. This is the deep, interior prayer for which we have been striving. Here we must let go of our dependency on thoughts, words, and images. We go into the beautiful darkness. We stop struggling. We let the angels carry us. Surrender is the only word we know.

-- Macrina Wiederkehr from A Tree Full of Angels

And I also think that the words "into the beautiful darkness" are deeply and wonderfully strengthening and consoling.

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