“In our time there is a seeking, an anxious groping and searching for divine things. A great loneliness has come over our time, a loneliness that is found only where godforsakenness reigns. In the midst of our large cities, in the greatest, most frantic activity of untold masses of people, we see the greatest amount of loneliness and homelessness.
“But the longing grows that the time will nonetheless come again when God dwells among people, when God lets himself be found. In the middle of this frantic activity and vociferous extolling of new ways and means stand the one word of Jesus Christ: ‘I am with you. . . ‘ (Matt. 28:20). He does not prescribe ways in which we can reach him. Rather, he says quite simply: “I am with you.”
“None of us lives a life so rushed that it is impossible for us to find even ten minutes a day, in the morning or evening, when we can let everything around us become quiet and submit ourselves completely to eternity, when we can let it speak to us and ask it about ourselves. In that way we an look very deeply within ourselves and quite far beyond ourselves. That might happen by looking at a few Bible verses or, even better, by becoming utterly free and letting our soul make its way to the Father’s house, to its home, in which it will find rest.”
Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking:
if you hear my voice and open the door,
I will come in to you and eat with you,
and you with me. (Rev. 3.20)