October 10, Traherne XI: His desire is yours.

 

O the nobility of Divine Friendship ! Are not all His treasures yours, and yours His? Is not your very Soul and Body His : is not His life and felicity yours : is not His desire yours? Is not His will yours?

And if His will be yours, the accomplishment of it is yours, and the end of all is your perfection.

You are infinitely rich as He is : being pleased in everything as He is. And if His will be yours, yours is His. For you will what He willeth, which is to be truly wise and good and holy. And when you delight in the same reasons that moved Him to will, you will know it.

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Though perhaps you will know that delight without having the words to express it in Christian language as Thomas Traherne does here. Laudato Si!

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One response to “October 10, Traherne XI: His desire is yours.

  1. This morning, 10 October, dawned misty, but by the time I met L from L’Arche the sun had burnt it away. It was an ‘all his treasures are yours’ moment. We chatted about P, one of the core members. L told how one day they were coming home from London, only to find the train replaced by a bus for a few miles. She felt grumpy, P relished the journey across the capital, seeing sights from different angles, and far more than on the Underground! In P’s company we get to enjoy things almost as much as he does. He reminds us that we are ‘infinitely rich as He is : being pleased in everything as He is.’

    Remembering this can be difficult at times …

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