Quote from Eyes Wide Open: Enjoying God in Everything

 


At such moments one suddenly sees everything with new eyes; one feels on the brink of some great revelation. It is as if we caught a glimpse of some incredibly beautiful world that lies silently about us all the time. I remember vividly my first experience of the kind when, as a boy, i cam suddenly upon the quiet miracle of an ivy-clad wall glistening under a London street-lamp. I wanted to weep and I wanted to pray; I wanted to weep for the Paradise from which I had been exiled, and to pray that I might yet be made worthy of it.

— J. H. N. Sullivan, as quoted in Eyes Wide Open: Enjoying God in Everything by Steve DeWitt (p.88)