Sunday, 27 November 2016

Essential Spirituality

What have I found the most impressive fact, aside from the essential spirituality of that life?

It were difficult to select. Perhaps that perfect order of the universe which causes every soul to find its own level and exact place, by the same unfailing law that builds the marvellous architecture of snow crystal and flower, and provides for the progress of each soul as surely as for the sweep of the planets on their mighty course. We are just beginning to read in the lessons of nature and history that providential order which we call law.

We have learned much of the conserving power of Nature, but it remains for the future life to reveal to us that nothing is lost, and that all our toil, study, and self-discipline have been storing the soul with material which, when freed from the fetters of earth, in that life of larger opportunities, will unfold to blessed use. What joy to find what we thought lost in our weary struggle with life saved for usstored safely away for future use!

Excerpt from Light on the Hidden Way, Ticknor & Company, Boston, 1886