The Herb Of Grace

Theology and Poetry, Politics and Prose

Friday, April 3rd in the Season of Lent April 3, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Joel @ 1:34 am

Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941), an English mystical writer, speaks here about the community’s celebration of the body and blood of Jesus,

“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.”

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