“Human presence is a creative and turbulent sacrament, a visible sign of invisible grace”. John O'Donohue

Friday, 3 May 2013

All Shall Be Well

I often say the words "All will be well". Knowing them to be true, even when  the outward manifestations of chaos, illness, pain or heartache that provoke them might be felt as anything other that "well". 

I have found myself saying them again recently, to a dear friend who has to receive further treatment for leukaemia. I know them to be true. He is held safe in love. 

I find them true and uplifting in the same way that I feel and know that I am never alone. 

Some time ago, my Mum gave me a gift that contained the words "All shall be well", and  I discovered that they come from the great English mystic Julian of Norwich (1342-1416)  who wrote them following a series of mystical visions. She  recorded these in " Sixteen Revelations in Divine Love" - the first ever book to be written in English by a woman. Another good reason to celebrate her words. 

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