Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

A long way from where we are and .....

This comes my way today and while I don't think we here are yet ready for "parting the fibers" of our being,  this is a beautiful preparation for when we are.

Parting the Fibers of My Being
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Grant that I may willingly consent to this last phase of communion in the course of which I shall possess You by diminishing in You. After having perceived You as One who is a greater myself, grant, when my hour comes, that I may recognize You under the species of each alien or hostile force that seems bent upon destroying or supplanting me.

When the signs of age begin to mark my body (and still more when they touch my mind), when the ill that is to diminish me or carry me off strikes from without or is born within me; when the painful moment comes in which I suddenly awaken to the fact that I am ill or growing old; and above all at that last moment when I feel I am losing hold of myself and am absolutely passive within the hands of the great unknown forces that have formed me; in all these dark moments, O God, grant that I may understand that it is You who is painfully parting the fibers of my being in order to penetrate to the very marrow of my substance and bear me away within yourself.

Source: The Divine Milieu

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