..."and a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the way of holiness; evil minded people shall not travel on it, but it shall be for those wayfarers who are traveling toward God. (Isaiah 35:8, adapted)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Julian of Norwich on "Wellbeing and Woe"

All of us who shall be saved have within us during our
lifetime a marvelous mixture of both well-being and
woe. We have within ourselves our risen Lord Jesus Christ,
and we have within us the wretchedness and evil consequences
of Adam's falling. Dying in Christ, we are everlastingly
preserved, and by the touching of His grace, we are raised
to a real trust in salvation.

By Adam's falling we are so broken in our feelings in
different ways (by sin and by various pains by which we
are made dark and blind), that only with difficulty can
we find any comfort. But in our intentions we wait for God
and faithfully trust we shall have mercy and grace--and this
is His own working in us. --Julian of Norwich

photo taken on Gold Camp Road, Colorado Springs, CO

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