Posts tagged ‘rose court’
We are all meant to be mothers of God. What good is it to me if this eternal birth of the divine Son takes place unceasingly, but does not take place within myself? And, what good is it to me if Mary is full of grace if I am not also full of grace? What good is it to me for the Creator to give birth to his Son if I do not also give birth to him in my time and my culture? This, then, is the fullness of time: When the Son of Man is begotten in us.
– Meister Eckhart, 1260-1328, German Dominican Mystic
The Christmas Star in the night sky, the shining of the Christmas light in the night – all this is the sign that light breaks into darkness. Though we see about us the darkness of unrest, of family discord, of class struggle, of competitive jealousy and of national hatred, the light shall shine and drive it out. “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them light shined.”
– Source unknown, except for the Scripture passage which is Matthew 4:16
This week I have the privilege to be subbing for Sister Cathryn who is the resident manager of Rose Court, our affordable housing complex in San Francisco. I noticed that Sister Cathryn had a framed quote by Meister Eckhart, the German Dominican mystic from the 14th century. I share it today.
Every single creature is full of God and is a book about God.