Battered by unkindness….and cruel behavior, teach me yet to pour the unceasing sweetness of my love.
Goodbye, blue house of heaven…You can hold me no
In my little chamber of quietness,
I am always resting.
For many saints through the ages, one of the most heart-opening ways to think of God was as the infant Jesus.
In Thy temples, when many come to pray, I take God-intoxication
from their eyes. I blend them together into a cocktail of devotion.
What I give to others I give not away.
O Spirit, teach me to love Thee as wholeheartedly
as the miser loves money.
Whether Thou comest or not, I will wait for Thee.
I live protected by God’s infinite light.
It seems self-evident that different aspects of God fulfill different people. Consider the numerous manifestations of both male and female gods and goddesses in Hindu temples. Each one represents certain combinations of divine qualities, enlivened by the stories that accompany each one.