I am reading The Cloud of the Unknowing for my last class for my Spiritual Direction Program. There are so many incredible pieces of wisdom and insight in this book. I thought I would share a few over the next few posts.
Early in the book, the author of the Cloud of the Unknowing, captures the amazing gift of God’s invitation to be close to him:
And so, with exquisite kindness, he awakened desire within you, and binding it fast with the leash of love’s longing, drew you closer to himself
How incredible is it that God with “exquisite kindness” awakens within us a desire for God? We do not have to do anything other than exist for this invitation to be there, to be drawn closely to God.
The question is– will we answer this invitation to be close to God?