Dear Christ, hasten to me

Paul’s Sight Restored by Pietro De Cortana via Wikimedia Commons

Dear Christ, hasten to me. Release me from my sins.
Free my arms from the chains of evil, that I may embrace you.
Lift the scales of ignorance from my eyes, that I may see you.
Why do you delay? What are you waiting for?
You are my God and my Lord
you are my refuge and my strength,
you are my glory and my hope.
In you I put my trust.
Dear Christ, hasten to me.

Aelred of Rievaulx, 1109-1167, Abbot of Rievaulx in northern England


So Ananias went and found Saul. He laid his hands on him and said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road, has sent me so that you might regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”  Instantly something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he got up and was baptized.

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