Thursday, January 2, 2014

A Life Apart

                   'Cloister thy mind, thy senses and thy heart,
                   and keep within a silent sanctuary,
                   where thou with Me may live a life apart,
                   a life of love in sweetest intimacy. 

                   Speak with Me often through the busy day,
                   Thy joys and sorrows, all, to Me confide.
                   And hearken, child; My every wish obey
                   'til thus thou shalt with Me in Love abide.  

                   Why sigh then for the vision that is past.
                   or that from Thabor's Mount thou must depart?
                   For thou has e'er a vision that will last -
                   Come!  Seek Me in the chapel of thy heart!'

 (from Fervorinos from the Lips of the Master, compiled by a Religious, Pelligrini, Australia, 1940, p. 258)

Painting:  Daniel Ridgway Knight, A Moment of Rest

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