May your word fall on me and cover me;
May it root deeply in me and grow in me;
May it fill me full and bear fruit in me,
Overflowing for you.
I consider that the spiritual life is the life of [one’s] real self, the life of that interior self whose flame is so often allowed to be smothered under the ashes of anxiety and futile concern.
— Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island
Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.”
— Genesis 1:3-4, NRSV Bible with the Apocrypha