“He belongs to you, but more than that, He longs to be in you,
living and ruling in you, as the head lives and rules in the body.
wants His breath to be in your breath, His heart in your heart, and His
soul in your soul.”

~St. John Eudes

(Photo © dramoor 2019 Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Israel)

My life has been a struggle against God. I have grappled with him throughout the night. When darkness encompassed me like a robe.

He wanted me. And I wanted myself.

He desired to breathe life into me. I believed I lived by my own volition.

It was a fight to the death. A fight with infinite Love and Compassion. Who could understand how one so much needing Love would war against that which he so desperately needed? To hate his own salvation?

How deep was my fall. The world screeched by as I tumbled down the abyss. Thinking I would be crushed under the force. Yet I found at the bottom – a gentle hand. A Loving Word. My enemy was my Lover. My death was life.

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