It is what it is

God has now become all things to him, and all things have become, as it were, God to him, for all things present themselves to him now in the manner in which they are in God, yet they remain each one what as it is in its natural essence…Be steadfast, and never rest content until thou hast obtained the now of eternity as thy present possession in this life, so far as this is possible to human infirmity.  –Blessed Henry Suso

Accepting within stillness,
Perceiving in silence,
Seeing while remaining unseen,
Eternity nails in the flesh of Christ,
Barefoot and head bowed,
Understanding and wisdom,
Eyes open and alert,
Lacking self-consciousness,
The serpent and dove,
Being old while remaining young,
Masculine and feminine combined,
Joseph and Mary loving one another,
Worldly parents to the Savior,
Patient in time,
Affirmed within infirmity,
Daily receiving the Eucharist,
A Holy Hour,
Going out into the world,

Isaiah Chapter 6

“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.”
And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called,
and the house was filled with smoke.
And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips,
and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips;
for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!”

Then flew one of the seraphim to me,
having in his hand a burning coal which he had taken with tongs from the altar.

And he touched my mouth, and said:
“Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin forgiven.”
And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?”

Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”


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