"Late have I loved you. O Beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you! You were within me, but I was outside, and it was there that I searched for you. In my unloveliness I plunged into the lovely things which you created. You were with me, but I was not with you. Created things kept me from you; yet if they had not been in you they would not have been at all. You called, you shouted, and you broke through my deafness. You flashed, you shone, and you dispelled my blindness. You breathed your fragrance on me; I drew in breath and now I pant for you. I have tasted you, now I hunger and thirst for more. You touched me, and I burned for your peace.
-Augustine of Hippo as quoted by Richard Rohr
What a way to start a new year!
In my unloveliness I plunged into the lovely things which you created. You were with me but I was not with you.
So today, I vow to take the plunge into the lovely things created by my Higher Power, my God.
You all are the loveliest things created.
We are created with and for each other.
I will take the plunge.
Please join me.