The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our reach is joy. There is radiance and glory in the darkness could we but see – and to see we have only to look. I beseech you to look!
Life is so generous a giver, but we, judging its gifts by the covering, cast them away as ugly, or heavy or hard. Remove the covering and you will find beneath it a living splendor, woven of love, by wisdom, with power.
Welcome it, grasp it, touch the angel’s hand that brings it to you. Everything we call a trial, a sorrow, or a duty, believe me, that angel’s hand is there, the gift is there, and the wonder of an overshadowing presence. Our joys, too, be not content with them as joys. They, too, conceal diviner gifts.
Life is so full of meaning and purpose, so full of beauty – beneath its covering – that you will find earth but cloaks your heaven.
Courage, then, to claim it, that is all. But courage you have, and the knowledge that we are all pilgrims together, wending through unknown country, home.
And so, at this time, I greet you. Not quite as the world sends greetings, but with profound esteem and with the prayer that for you now and forever, the day breaks, and the shadows flee away.
This letter was written by Fra Giovanni Giocondo to his friend, Countess Allagia Aldobrandeschi on Christmas Eve, 1513.
3 thoughts on “Jezus Kocha Mnie”
One of my favorite songs at any time!
That song has beautiful harmony and a lovely, universal message.
Years ago, I asked my upper grade students to sing that song in a program, in English, Spanish, and German (as I recall), in spite of a bit of complaining from the students. But a big sister of one of the students told me her brother was surprised at how pretty the song is. — Linda Rose
As a child I liked “Jesus Loves Me” though I think I picked up that my older siblings didn’t really. Then there was an in between stage of my life that I didn’t like it either. Now I like to think that when we are truly mature we like it again. =) Grown up enough to know we need love, perhaps?