Monday, August 24, 2009

I Want You in My Very Self

Give me yourself, O my God, give yourself to me.

Behold I love you, and if my love is too weak a thing, grant me to love you more strongly.

I cannot measure my love to know how much it falls short of being sufficient, but let my soul hasten to your embrace and never be turned away until it is hidden in the secret shelter of your presence.

This only do I know, that it is not good for me when you are not with me, when you are only outside me.

I want you in my very self.

All the plenty in the world which is not my God is utter want.

Amen.

St. Augustine

2 comments:

Sophia said...

OMG.

Prayers of deepest thanksgiving that I have found a new Independent Catholic jurisdiction with a church nearby in which to worship and minister.

And I ask your prayers for lots of grace and guidance because I was just asked to celebrate a weekly Spanish mass and lead, rather than simply assist in, building the Latin@ community. (The awesome Mexican priest is just too homesick and doesn't think he can stay). And in between that I have the teaching job I'm actually being paid for....

Thanks!

Juniper said...

good news Sophia! finding a worship community in a new place is so challenging.


please pray for my brother, negotiating the ups and downs of a new relationship.