the coming of the master


  • Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If any man listens to my voice and opens the door to Me, I will come in to him and sup with him, and he with me.

Blessed the ears of the soul alert enough, recollected enough to hear this voice of the Word of God; blessed also the eyes of this soul which in the light of a deep and living faith can witness the coming of the Master into His intimate sanctuary. But what then is this coming? It is an unceasing generation, an enduring hymn of praise. Christ comes with His treasures, but such is the mystery of the divine swiftness that He is continually coming, always for the first time as if He had never come; for His coming, independent of time, consists in an eternal now, and an eternal desire eternally renews the joys of the coming. The delights that He brings are infinite, since they are Himself. The capacity of the soul, enlarged by the coming of the Master, seems to go out of itself in order to pass into the immensity of Him who comes; and a phenomenon occurs: God, who is in our depths, receives God coming to us, and God contemplates God!

  • St Elizabeth of the Trinity.    Heaven in Faith

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