Thursday, February 07, 2008

Well, you are going to pack, pack and unpack, unpack for a fortnight. What is it that I would have you quietly set your mind and heart on, during that in itself lonesome and dreary bit of your road?....True, certain other acts, at other moments, will be wanted, of a kind more intrinsically near to God--Prayer, Quiet, Holy Communion. Yet not even these other acts could unite you as closely to God as can do this packing, if and when the packing is the duty of certain moments, and if, and as often as, the little daughter does this her packing with her heart and intention turned to God her Home....for what God wants, what God will love to accept, in those rooms, in those packing days, and from your packing hands, will be just this littel packing performed by you in those little rooms.

Baron Friedrich Von Hugel quoted in A DIARY OF READINGS.


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