Monday, August 01, 2005

Contrast

To suffer and to be happy although suffering,
To have one's feet on the earth,
To walk on the dirty and rough paths of this earth and yet
To be enthroned with Christ at the Father's right hand,
To laugh and cry with the children of this world
And ceaselessly sing the praises of God with the choirs of angels
This is the life of the Christian until the morning of eternity breaks forth.


For now the world consists of opposites.
But in the end these contrasts must disappear
How can they do otherwise
In the fullness of love?
Edith Stein

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