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Daily Meditation: Consumed In Grace

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Today's meditation features a poem by Christian mystic St. Catherine of Siena. "Consumed in Grace" describes an experience of divine inspiration to which others, perhaps, can relate.

Consumed in Grace by St. Catherine of Siena

I first saw God when I was a child, six years of age.
the cheeks of the sun were pale before Him,
and the earth acted as a shy
girl, like me.

Divine light entered my heart from His love
that did never fully wane,

though indeed, dear, I can understand how a person’s
faith can at time flicker,

for what is the mind to do
with something that becomes the mind’s ruin:
a God that consumes us
in His grace.

I have seen what you want;
it is there,

a Beloved of infinite
tenderness.

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