Julian of Norwich
(14th century)


       After this our good Lord said: ‘Thank you for all your hard labour, especially when you were young.’
    After this vision my thoughts were lifted up into heaven where I saw our Lord as the head of his own house, to which he had invited all his beloved servants and friends for a royal feast. The Lord occupied no one special place in his own house, but presided like a king over everything, filling it all full of laughter and joy. He continually comforted all his beloved friends and made them glad with his warm friendliness and perfect consideration, and with the marvellous melody of the eternal love in his beautiful blessed face. That glorious countenance fills all the heavens full of joy and very great happiness.   


In their many different idioms the classical spiritual writers have attempted to throw light on the eternal question of union with God. 
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