Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Do Come

I give you thanks that you have become for me a day without evening and a sun without setting; for you have no place to hide, as you fill the universe with your glory! You never hide from anyone, though we hide from you always, unwilling to enter your presence. Where, after all, would you hide - you who can find no resting place? And why would you hide - you who never reject or turn aside from a single one of your creatures?

Come then, holy Lord, pitch your tent in me; make me your abiding home, your dwelling forever. O good One, do not leave your servant...Remain with me, Lord; do not abandon me.

Lines from a hymn of Saint Simeon the New Theologian.