Searching for God
God in me, I in Him, oh! that is my life!"
In an age of ever-increasing noise and activity, Elizabeth's message shines like a beacon of sanity and carries a message of hope. It is the message of God's love, of his presence in our lives, and of his invitation to intimacy.
She invites us to open our hearts to the reality within:
"He is always there, although you don't feel it; He is waiting for you and wants to establish a 'wonderful communion' with you".
'God dwells within you, do not leave Him so often,' she advised. To another she wrote, 'It is wonderful to recall that, except for the vision of seeing God, we possess God as all the Saints in Heaven do. We can surely be with Him always and no one can take us away from Him. He dwells in our souls!' She often referred to the Blessed Trinity as 'my Three'.
I leave you my faith in the presence of God,
of the God who is all Love dwelling in our souls.
I confide to you: it is this intimacy with Him 'within' which
has been the beautiful sun illuminating my life,
making it already an anticipated heaven.
And other Saints who understood Gods presence within the soul
St. Teresa of Avila who said - "We need no wings to go in search of Him, but have only to look upon Him present within us."
"Our wish, our object, our chief preoccupation must be to form Jesus in ourselves, to make his spirit, his devotion, his affections, his desire, and his disposition live and reign there." - Saint John Eudes