A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Monday 24 June


Isaiah 49:1-6, Ps 139, Acts 13:22-26,
Luke 1:57-66, 80

In the shadow of his hand

“...and he hid me in the shadow of his hand.”

Until we have personally known deep trauma or fear or abandonment or loss or suffering, we cannot know the sublime consolation these words offer,

“because,” as Madeleine L’Engle says,

“until you have gone

naked and afraid

into this cold dark place

where all love is taken from you

you will not know

that you are wholly within love.”

I am grateful that I live wholly within love.

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