Geertruy Haeck kneeling in adoration before St. Agnes
Northern Netherlands, circa 1465
It is a gem.
I tried to explain this in 2003 when I wrote Chakras and the Enneagram; and although that book is perforce outdated by the last 12 years of my experience, everything I said about the fact that all of creation is in its essence an act of Love is still true, and always will be.
Even my own inner challenges — including my desperation and despair, which are inner conditions all must endure from time to time — are an action of Love, whether I understand it or not.
And God's Mercy always comes back, in the end, at the most unlikely times and in the most unlikely places, to take us from ourselves back into the heart of that Love, so that we can be reminded of God's presence and take hope.