Sunday Reflection – 6 January – The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord
“What other people are so fortunate as the Christian people? What creature under heaven is so beloved as a devout soul into whom God comes, in order to feed him with His own glorious Body and Blood? O grace unspeakable, O marvellous condescension, O love without measure, bestowed only on human beings!
There is nothing I can give to the Lord for this grace – this supreme love; nothing acceptable I can offer Him but my heart entirely given to God and closely united to Him. Then, all that is within me will be filled with joy, when my soul is perfectly one with God.
Then He will say to me: “If you will be with Me, I will be with you.” And I will answer Him and say: “Stay with me, Lord, I implore You, for my desire is to be with You.”
This is my whole desire – that my heart be united to You.”
Thomas à Kempis (1380-1471)
Book 4-Chapter 13 #3