|Painting by William Holman Hunt|
"Hidden in the obscurity of faith,
God draws near our soul,
makes Himself our traveling companion,
and still more,
lives in us by grace.
...The soul who
has found the Lord,
even but once in this manner,
not outside itself,
but within itself,
living and acting in its heart,
cannot fail to direct to Him the cry:
"Stay with me!"
…God remains with us; it is for us to remain with Him."
(Taken in part from 'Divine Intimacy' by Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, O.C.D.)