Tuesday, December 24, 2013

the silver threads of God's mystery

"Whoever is true to life, however hard and barren it may be, will discover in himself fountains of very real refreshment.  The world will give him more than he ever imagined possible.  the silver threads of God's mystery will begin to sparkle visibly in everything round him and there will be a song in his heart.  His burdens will turn to blessings because he recognizes them as coming from God and welcomes them as such. … 
"Let us trust in life because this night will pass and a new day will dawn  Let us trust in life because we do not have to live through it alone.  God is with us."  ((p. 69)
- Fr. Alfred Delp SJ, “The Prison Meditations of Father Alfred Delp”, 1963 Herder and Herder New York
See also: The Prison Meditations of Father Delp


  1. I like the metaphor of "silver threads" and trusting in life because we are not alone.

    1. I think that Merton once said that life would take care of you if you let it. And that is really what we're not trusting when we don't trust God: life itself.

  2. As I've been going through Berry's book on Hubbard, I found this, that Hubbard wrote (or said): "What we need is at hand."

    1. That kind of reminds me of "pure act" -- totally trusting the moment (like Lax's acrobats) ...


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