Friday, November 01, 2002

Blessed All Saints Day !
All Saints Meditation- Venerable John Henry Newman, C.O.
1. PLACE yourself in the presence of God, kneeling with hands clasped.
2. Read slowly and devoutly
Apocalypse, chap. vii. verses 9-17.
3. Bring all this before you as in a picture.
4. Then say to Him whatever comes into your mind to say; for instance:—

"They are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His Temple." "They shall not hunger nor thirst any more;" "The Lamb shall lead them to the fountains of living waters."

(1) My dear Lord and Saviour, shall I ever see Thee in heaven? This world is very beautiful, very attractive, and there are many things and persons whom I love in it. But Thou art the most beautiful and best of all. Make me acknowledge this with my heart, as well as by faith and in my reason.

(2) My Lord, I know nothing here below lasts; nothing here below satisfies. Pleasures come and go; I quench my thirst and am thirsty again. But the saints in heaven are always gazing on Thee, and drinking in eternal blessedness from Thy dear and gracious and most awful and most glorious countenance.

5. Conclusion.—May my lot be with the saints.


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