Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Poem: "Be Comforted and Glad" by Rainer Maria Rilke

Is there anything that can take from you the hope of being someday in the God you are helping to create in each attentive act of Love?

Please celebrate this Christmas with the earnest faith that He may need this very anguish of yours in order to begin. These very days that are such a trial for you may well be the time when everything in you is working at Him/She, as you so urgently did as a child. Be patient and without resentment, and know that the least we can do is to make His Becoming not more difficult than the Earth makes it for spring when it wants to arrive. Be comforted and glad.

- Rainer Maria Rilke
Rome, December 23, 1903
Letters to a Young Poet