yearning for You

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Lord you are invisible, except to the pure of heart.
I seek to understand true purity of heart
   by reading the Scriptures and by meditating.
Lord, I have read your words and meditated on your person
   for more years that I can remember.
I log to see you face to face.
It is the sight of you, Lord, that I have sought.
Over the years the fire of desire to see you
   has grown hotter and hotter.
As I have meditated, my soul has received greater light.
And the scriptures excite my soul more than ever.
Lord, I do not dare to call you
   to reveal yourself now or soon.
But give me a sign, a pledge
   to ensure me that one day I will be rewarded.
Give me a single drop of heavenly rain
   to assuage my spiritual thirst.

Guigo the Carthusian, I, died 1188, Carthusian monk, Grenoble, France

__________________

As the deer pants for streams of water,
    so my soul pants for you, my God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
    When can I go and meet with God?

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