Wisdom from Gertrude the Great

This morning’s reading (below) from the Psalter was from Spiritual Exercises by Gertrud the Great of Helfta.

Sunrise at Lake Tahoe
"You glow altogether red in the spring-like loveliness of the festival of your love."

“My God, you are my hope; you the glory; you the joy; you my blessedness. You are the thirst of my spirit; you the life of my soul, you the jubilation of my heart. Where above you could my wonder lead me, my God? You are the praise in my heart and mouth. You glow altogether red in the spring-like loveliness of the festival of your love. May your most outstanding divinity magnify and glorify you because you are the source of light and the fountain of life forever.”

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