"I will now allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her." --Hosea 2:14

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Gospel has eyes....

" You looked with love upon me
and deep within your eyes imprinted grace;
this mercy set me free,
held in your love's embrace,
to lift my eyes adoring in your face."
(Stanza 32 from 'The Living Flame', St. John of the Cross)

"Imagine sitting on a quiet bench in the park, between some flower beds and backed by a hedge...composing a quite personal letter, absorbed and writing...
someone is there...you notice out of the corner of your eye, someone is there looking at you; and HAS been for some time...What a moment of exposure!
The gospel has eyes - 'the eyes I long for so', says John of the Cross, and the point comes on the journey where the bride meets those eyes which had long been looking on:  ' It seems to her that he is now always gazing upon her'.  It is a moment of exposure, as she finds herself a factor in another's life and heart.
In the 'Flame',  St. John of the Cross has captured that moment, and delivered it to us."
  (Taken from the book, 'The Impact of God, Soundings from St. John of the Cross, by Iain Matthew) 

1 comment:

Trish said...

We often think of how much we want to gaze upon God..but to realize that He longs to gaze upon us is such a awesome revelation!


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