I Die Daily…

Christ Glorified in the Court of Heaven, Fra Angelico, c1423-4 National Gallery London

Then the Lord said, “There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock.  When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen.” Exodus 33 21-23

When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord.  When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were afraid to come near him. Exodus 34: 29-30

When Moses finished speaking to them, he put a veil over his face. But whenever he entered the Lord’s presence to speak with him, he removed the veil until he came out. And when he came out and told the Israelites what he had been commanded, they saw that his face was radiant. Then Moses would put the veil back over his face until he went in to speak with the Lord. Exodus 34: 33-35

After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus. Matthew 17: 1-3

stained glass 2
Norwich Cathedral, England

I die daily. I decrease. I renounce self more each day so that Christ may increase and be exalted. I remain very little in the depths of my poverty…

I live no longer I, but He lives in me. I no longer want to live my own life but be transformed in Jesus Christ so that my life may be more divine than human. So the Father in bending attentively over me can recognise the image of his beloved son in whom he has placed all his delight.  Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity,

Heaven in Faith, Day 3 Prayer 2


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