Saturday, May 8, 2010

Feast of Julian of Norwich

"As truly as God is our Father,
so truly is God our mother.
And he revealed that in everything
and especially in these sweet words
where he says,
“I am the power and goodness of fatherhood,
I am the wisdom and lovingness of motherhood.
I am the light and grace
which is all blessed love.”
Julian of Norwich (1342-1416)

author of first book written in english by a woman

do you know what she is holding in her hand?

4 comments:

Mrs. M said...

Absolutely-- it's a hazelnut!

ivars krafts said...

Thank you for this quote. Too many of us have a difficult time recognizing the feminine aspects of God.

Evelyn said...

Why a hazelnut?

I do love this post. I think I'll look up Julian of Norwich. :~)

ROBERTA said...

evelyn,
i hope this helps explain the hazelnut...

"In this vision he showed me a little thing, the size of a hazelnut, and it was round as a ball. I looked at it with the eye of my understanding and thought "What may this be?" And it was generally answered thus: "It is all that is made." I marvelled how it might last, for it seemed it might suddenly have sunk into nothing because of its littleness. And I was answered in my
understanding: "It lasts and ever shall, because God loves it."

-- Julian of Norwich