God shows Lady Julian the whole cosmos in the palm of her hand, to indicate how tenderly He loves all that He has made yet loves each one of us more than the rest of all Creation put together.
In the second and third chapters of the shorter form of Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love, God shows us that he is with us in our suffering.
For my Lenten devotional reading, Comfortable Words for Christ’s Lovers, the shorter version of Lady Julian of Norwich’s fourteenth-century account of sixteen visions that are sure to encourage those who love Christ today.
Chapter 3 of The Cloud Unknowing explains that, to advance in prayer, we must be willing to enter the cloud of unknowing, where it may seem that we are achieving nothing. But if we persevere, God will give us a glimpse of Himself!
In Chapter 2 of The Cloud of Unknowing, we are warned that if we proceed we must meekly allow God to lead us and not let distractions slow our progress.
A summary and commentary on the prologue and first chapter of The Cloud of Unknowing, a fourteenth century book of English Christian mysticism.
Despite the impression given by too many modern editions, The Cloud of Unknowing is not a work of New Age, quasi-Buddhist spirituality but a deeply Christian work intended to help the committed Christian advance in the life of prayer.
The first in a series on The Cloud of Unknowing, introduction to a do-it-yourself course in reading the classics of the English Spirtual Tradition.