Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Healing Wounds of Love

"So we ask that we might know you better and more fully, and that you give us nothing but yourself. For you are our all: our light, our life, our salvation, our food and our drink, our God. Inspire our hearts with the breath of your spirit; wound our souls with your love, so that the soul of each and every one of us may truthfully say 'Show me my soul's desire,' for I am wounded by your love...

...So let us ask Christ, the good and saving physician, to wound the depths of our souls with a healing wound - the same Jesus Christ who reigns in unity with the Father and the Holy Spirit, forever and ever. Amen"

         -Columbanus, 6th Century AD

 Awakening Faith, page 56