Thursday, April 5, 2012

Christ: the Bridge Between Heaven and Earth

Take refuge in My pierced side
when you are tempted to look for love in any creature.
I have created you for My love,
and My love alone can satisfy the desires of your heart.
Enter, then, the wound in My side
and, penetrating even into My Heart,
drink deeply of the springs of love that will refresh and delight your soul,
and wash you in preparation for the wedding of your soul with Me,
for I am the Bridegroom of your soul,
your Saviour from all that would defile you,
and your God who is love and mercy
now and unto the ages of ages.

-- Taken from In Sinu Jesu, the Journal of a Priest.

“But in order that you should have life, it is not enough that My Son should have become the Bridge, unless you pass over this Bridge.”   ~ God the Father to St. Catherine of Siena in The Dialogue

As fragile as the wings of a butterfly, this delicate piece of paper lace also alludes to the metaphor of the bridge. In her dialogues St. Catherine of Siena uses the metaphor of Jesus Christ as the magnificent bridge between heaven and earth.

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