The Daily Prayer
SATURDAY, August 8, 2020
These are the words of thirteenth-century poet and mystic Hadewijch of Antwerp:
The madness of love is a blessed fate; and if we understood this we would seek no other: it brings into unity what was divided, and this is the truth: bitterness it makes sweet, it makes the stranger a neighbor, and what was lowly it raises on high.
Lord, train us to hear your voice. When it is time to grieve, help us to grieve. When it is time to rejoice, help us to rejoice. When we grow weary, be the strength in our weakness. And may your most beautiful and perfect will, not ours, be done. Amen.