Place Your Soul
Nov 10, 2008 by Howard Baker | 0 Comments
Place your soul before the mirror of eternity! Place your soul in the brilliance of glory!
Place your heart in the figure of the divine substance!
And be transformed in your whole being into the image of the Godhead through contemplation!
So that you may feel what His friends feel as they taste the hidden sweetness which God has reserved from the beginning for those who love Him.
Happy, indeed, are they to whom it is given to share this sacred banquet, to cling with all their heart to Him.
Whose beauty all the heavenly hosts adore unceasingly,
Whose love inflames our love,
Whose contemplation is our refreshment,
Whose graciousness is our joy,
Whose gentleness fills us to overflowing,
Whose remembrance brings a gentle light,
Whose fragrance will revive the dead,
Whose glorious vision will be the happiness of all the citizens of the heavenly Jerusalem.
--A Letter to Agnes of Prague from Clare, who was the lifelong friend of St. Francis of Assisi. She founded an order of Franciscans known as the Poor Clares and was so influential that popes, cardinals, and bishops sought her advice.