Patricia Hofer

The “inflowing of Christ’s life and the glow of his love”

Joyous Christ, sweet inner glow,
Oh that you can move me so,
Trade thou darkest night for peace—
Daunting fears for glad release. (©️ 2016; 2005)

“The popular phrase ‘having a moment’ describes our desire to experience the depth and significance of life, to be moved by the meaning in what goes on around us. … What we need to recognize is that this yearning for “a moment” is not a natural one but a spiritual one. … The “gift of God” that Jesus was offering the Samaritan woman at the well was not the water of natural experience but Christ’s living revitalizing presence. He was offering the living joy and assurance that would forever continue, “a spring of water welling up to eternal life” (NIV John 4:10, 14). … When we open ourselves to him, the inflowing of Christ’s life and the glow of his love moves us in unimaginable ways. We experience “a moment” that overflows into eternity.” (Living Calm, chapter 6)

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