Sunday, March 04, 2007

The second Sunday of Lent

and I'm feeling extraordinarily grateful for my faith, and the words of St. Augustine keep coming to mind today.

Late have I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you!

You were within me, but I was outside, and it was there that I searched for you. In my unloveliness I plunged into the lovely things which you created. You were with me, but I was not with you. Created things kept me from you; yet if they had not been in you they would have not been at all.

You called, you shouted, and you broke through my deafness. You flashed, you shone, and you dispelled my blindness. You breathed you fragrance on me; I drew in breath and now I pant for you.

I have tasted you, now I hunger and thirst for more. You touched me, and I burned for your peace.


Kristen Laurence said...

I love The Confessions too, Karen, but haven't read it in a long time. Thank you for the inspiration!

Amber said...

That's beautiful, thank you for posting that!