Sunday, August 29, 2010

wrapped in God's presence

"God is wholly in every place, included in no place; not bound with cords except those of love; not divided into parts, not changeable into several shapes; filling heaven and earth with His present power, and with His never absent nature: so St. Augustine expresses this article. So that we may imagine God to be as the air and the sea, and we all enclosed in His circle, wrapped up in the lap of His infinite nature; or as infants in the wombs of their pregnant mothers: and we can no more be removed from the presence of God than from our own being."

--Jeremy Taylor, classical Anglican theologian, preacher, and pastor. Holy Living (1650).

From Jeremy Taylor: Selected Works. Edited by Thomas K, Carroll. The Classics of Western Spirituality. New York: Paulist Press,1990.

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