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Contemplation Blog 11

Contemplation of St. Augustine (11)

Blog 11

Hurry, O joy of my soul, that I may contemplate You, O delight of my heart!... Inspire me, for in you is my true happiness.

“I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, My soul shall be joyful in my God” (Isaiah 61:10)

In You is the sweet repose... in You is my life in You is my perfect glory!!

O Lord, are a shield for me, My glory” (Psalm 3:3)
"When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory" (Colossians 3:4)

 I wish that I could find You, O desire of my heart! I wish I could possess You, O my lover! Do not abandon my embrace, O Heavenly Bridegroom

“And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you” (Isa 62:5)
Fr. Tadros Y. Malaty, God is my Paradise: Divine Love 1 (St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church, NJ, 1995)