Friday, November 07, 2008

Celebrate the Darkness


“The contemplative is not the man or woman who has fiery visions of the cherubim…but simply he who has risked his mind in the deepest desert beyond language and beyond ideas where God is encountered in the nakedness of pure trust, that is to say, in the surrender of our poverty and incompleteness, in order no longer to clench our minds in a cramp upon themselves, as if thinking made us exist. The message the contemplative offers is not that you need to find your way through the language and problems that today surround God, but whether you understand or not, God loves you, is present to you, lives in you, dwells in you, calls you, saves you, and offers you an understanding and light which are like nothing you have ever found in books or heard in sermons.”

Rich

4 comments:

Amy said...

Rich,
This is so, so true. I especially love...

"...but whether you understand or not, God loves you, is present to you, lives in you, dwells in you, calls you, saves you, and offers you an understanding and light which are like nothing you have ever found in books or heard in sermons."

Beautiful.

Rich, have you visited my blog recently?

Blessings,
~Amy :)
http://amyiswalkinginthespirit.blogspot.com

Kent said...

so very very true.

Rich said...

Amy,

Thanks for commenting.
Regarding your blog, yes and no, I have been reading bits and pieces, just continue following Him whether folks keep reading or not :)

Congratulations on the release of your new book kiddo!!

Rich said...

Kent,

Thnaks for stopping by Bro.