There is need for awareness that the mountains and rivers and all living things, the sky and its sun and moon and clouds all constitute a healing, sustaining sacred presence for humans which they need as much for their psychic integrity as for their physical nourishment.
It is very easy to believe in the indwelling presence of Christ in the souls of imaginary people, to believe in it in people whom we do not know. But it is very difficult to believe in it in the case of our own relations and our intimate friends.
Somehow it is difficult to believe that the Holy Spirit abides in people who are not picturesque. When we think of Christ in the workman, we think of him in a special kind of workman…. We do not think of him in the man who delivers the milk or calls to mend the pipes.
~Caryll Houselander, The Reed of God
The deepest level of communication is not communication, but communion. It is wordless. It is beyond words, and it is beyond speech, and it is beyond concept. Not that we discover a new unity. We discover an older unity. My dear Brothers [and Sisters], we are already one. But we imagine that we are not. And what we have to recover is our original unity. What we have to be is what we are.