When a Minute Encompassed Eternity



“When we carry God in our hearts, we are at home anywhere.” (from The Living Pyx of Jesus, by a Religious, Pelligrini and Co., Australia, 1941)

I felt empty, despondent with all inner resources depleted.
A mere shell.
Yet deeper than the despair
Existed a spark of yearning, an ache of hope that was  nonverbal, even preverbal
A common yearning in all humanity.
Unexpectedly, a mere glance
slipped silently into the dark cave within me
Like a wisp of smoke suddenly bursting into flame

As if the dry litter in my heart was merely tinder, feeding this ethereal fire.
A surge of heat surged through my inner self,
Seeping into my muscles, soothing my mind.
Calming my overwrought nerves.
Eyelids fluttered as the brightness intensified now shining on my face.
Plugged into a field of awareness where suddenly I knew.
A knowing that was certain
A connection, spirit to Spirit.
Years of striving completed in a mere glance, in a minute of eternity.
No Past or future, simply an all-encompassing now.
All my yearnings, deepest longings were utterly satisfied in only a minute of eternity

Ponder: Have you tried to reach God in your own strength, only to sink into despair?

Lord forgive me for trying to unite with you all on my own. In humility ask you to come into my heart once again and renew my flagging spirit because my door to my heart is open to You.

Copyright 2014, Melanie Jean Juneau


About Author

Melanie Jean Juneau is a mother of nine children who blogs at joy of nine9. Her writing is humorous and heart-warming; thoughtful and thought-provoking. Part of her call and her witness is to write the truth about children, family, marriage and the sacredness of life. Melanie is the administrator of ACWB, the Editor in Chief at CatholicLane, CatholicStand, Catholic365 , CAPC & author of Echoes of the Divine.

Leave A Reply

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.