Monday, December 23, 2019

the silver threads of God's mystery; let us trust in life

Rainbow Shells Around an Aging Star. The Egg Nebula, located 3,000 light-years away, offers astronomers a special look at the normally invisible dust shells swaddling an older star. These dust layers, extending over one-tenth of a light-year from the star, have an onionskin structure that forms concentric rings around the star. 
NASA / ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI / AURA 
"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

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