The Herb Of Grace

Theology and Poetry, Politics and Prose

a wee bit of Evelyn… February 13, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Joel @ 3:24 am

Here is a quote i came across about the Eucharist; I’m especially interested in the aspects claimed of the Lord’s Supper which include “eluding” and “contact.”   


“The Eucharist is the very heart of Christian worship because it is so rich and far-reaching in its significance; because it eludes thought, eludes emotion, relies on simple contact, humble and childlike receptiveness, sense quenching soul.  It mixes together the extremes of mystery and homeliness; takes our common earthly experience of suffering, love abandonment, death, and makes them inexpressibly holy and fruitful; takes the food of our natural life and transforms that into a channel of Divine Life.”

– Evelyn Underhill 


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