20 October 2020

Take Heed!

Oh Pilgrim, take heed, and expand your heart
For the Lord cannot live in a narrow space.
Expand your heart so that it can contain Him
Whom the whole universe cannot contain.
Make large your heart so that you may be worthy
To host God as your guest, and not just for a day
But for the rest of your life and forever after.
Prepare your heart as best you can and ask
The Lord to help you according to His will.
The work of His Holy Spirit is in us and with us
And our gain in righteousness will be His glory. 
Every moment is another opportunity to be saved.
So don't lose heart. Though our outer self is
Wasting away, our soul is renewed day by day
As we call upon God to abide in us and we in Him.
(Hugh of St. Victor 1096-1141) 


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I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. I have been living in Mexico since January 6th, 1999. I am continually studying to improve my knowledge of the Spanish language and Mexican history and culture. I am also a student of Mandarin Chinese.