Mar 10, 2006

When we look out towards this love that moves the stars
and stirs in the child's heart and claims our total
allegiance, and remember that this alone is Reality and we are
only real so far as we conform to its demands, we see our
human situation from a fresh angle; and we perceive that it is
both more humble and dependent, and more splendid, than we had
dreamed. We are surrounded and penetrated by great spiritual
forces of which we hardly know anything. Yet the outward
events of our life cannot be understood, except in their
relation to that unseen and intensely living world, the
Infinite Charity which penetrates and supports us, the God
whom we resist and yet for whom we thirst; who is ever at
work, transforming the self-centered desire of the natural
creature into the wide spreading, outpouring love of the
citizen of Heaven.

... Evelyn Underhill