is a transliteration of the Greek word, εγερσις, which has the meaning of being roused to life. Thus, it is my hope that what you find on this blog will empower, arouse, stimulate, excite, and animate your life--your soul, your spirit--the wholeness of who you are.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Quote from Mechtild of Magdeburg

"Fish cannot drown in the water,
Birds cannot sink in the air,
Gold cannot perish
In the refiner's fire.
This has God given to all creatures
To foster and seek their own nature,
How then can I withstand mine?
I must to God--"

Source: Egan, Harvey D., ed. An Anthology of Christian Mysticism. 2d ed. A Pueblo Book. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1991.

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