Friday Thoughts: Desire Unknown

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El Greco, “The Holy Family with Saint Mary Magdalen”, (1590-1595), detail of face of Virgin Mary

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You know what I desire, Lord.

An unspeakable desire.

An indescribable desire.

An unknowable desire.

I desire You.

Yet, You I can not speak of, can not describe, can not know.

Your great gift to me is my desire for You, for what I can not speak of, can not describe, can not know, can not even desire without the grace you deliver.

I desire Your desire.

I desire You.

Have Your way.

Fill me with desire for You.

Burn me with Your desire for Yourself.

Turn me inside out.

Let Christ be seen.

 

—Howard Hain

1 thought on “Friday Thoughts: Desire Unknown

  1. Berta

    There is a certain longing that we are all born with. Many have never been able to satisfy that longing because they have never discovered Him! Our Lord, our God is what we desire! I’m in total agreement with you, Howard. Our Lord is inside each of us. We need to let Him shine through so that whoever looks at us sees Him .

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