Monday, December 10, 2012

Quotes from Caryll Houselander

"All of us can literally imitate him in the wholeness of sacrifice, in offering all that we are - and that, stripped of our selfishness - to God, as an act of adoration to God and of love for one another". "If Christ is growing in you, you are growing towards real sacrifice there is joy which surpasses all other joys, it is the crescendo and culmination of means a whole attention, a whole concentration, a whole donation."

"Christ asks for a home in your soul, where he can be at rest with you, where he can talk easily to you, where you and he. Alone together, can laugh and be silent and be delighted with one another. ...Forget yourself, forget your soul, let him tell you how he loves you, show what he is like, prove to you that he is real... he asks only one thing, that you will let him tell you this, directly, simply; that you will treat him as someone real, not as someone who does not really exist...Christ is God's Word, saying to the world: "I love you...every moment has been a self-donation to you".

1 comment:

  1. That's beautiful Colleen! I especially like the part about "Christ asks for a home in your soul". He doesn't just take it. He needs our permission and willingness to accept it.