I have really been enjoying The Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich. I had read much of the book awhile back, but had forgotten many things there (or else not grasped them the first time through), so it has been a real joy to re-read this book as if for the first time.
It's wonderful how a person who lived 600 years ago can speak to us today with a message just as relevant as any modern "grace message!" I see so much of myself in Julian and her struggles with feeling guilty over sin, wanting to be good enough as a Christian yet putting herself down when she failed, wanting to be a good Christian following church teachings yet feeling God Himself was saying something different from what she had always heard in church...doesn't so much of that sound familiar and similar to the feelings we can have as we come away from performance based ideas into the light of grace and unconditional love? I just love the grace shared in this book. It is truly a message straight from God's heart to Julian's and ours, and as such, it is truly a timeless message that is endlessly satisfying and happy-making!
And there are many other things in this book that God has just pressed into my heart lately, reassuring me, encouraging me, and just warming me all over with a sense of awe at His great love. I guess we can never come to a full understanding of just how great that love is, can we? It's certainly far greater than I ever imagined!
I hope to share some of the ways God has encouraged me through the Revelations of Divine Love. Hopefully in the next few weeks I can do a few posts on that. Hope that is okay with everyone here at our little home on the web!
Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the autumn weather and changing leaves. My youngest daughter and I took a lovely walk yesterday through a golden-leaved forest to a beautiful waterfall. We felt like we were in fairyland strolling through the sunlit leafy glen, it was so beautiful! I am sure that where each of you live you are experiencing the same. Do you ever say, 'This year He has really outdone Himself with the display of leaf color!" That's how I feel about this year. What a blessing to enjoy this beautiful world. Blessings to all of you!