November 23, 2006

Bethany

Lazarus chose the best of all,
not merely the better part:
utter love of the belovèd Lord,
utter death to self;
when Jesus wept,
recall from death.

Through utter love in life,
through utter inactivity in death,
in utter response from beyond death into life,
he silences both Martha’s pots and pans,
and Mary’s piety.

— Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG
Thanksgiving Day, 2006


1 comment:

John-Julian, OJN said...

May I quote from our patroness, Mother Julian:

"The properties of God are these: life, love, and light. In life is wondrous familiarity, and in love is gentle courtesy, and in light is endless kindness."

Happy feast!