“Your brightness is my darkness.
I know nothing of You and, by myself,
I cannot even imagine how to go about knowing You.
If I imagine You, I am mistaken.
If I understand You, I am deluded.
If I am conscious and certain I know You, I am crazy.
The darkness is enough.”
Thomas Merton, prayer before midnight mass at Christmas, 1941
The writer had intended to post this on the 24th – and was too busy in the final preparations for a (wonderful) community Yule celebration. Which makes the time now….
Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter