Advent wisdom 1

Proslogion by St Anselm 

      Come now, little one,

turn aside for a while from your daily employment,

escape for a moment from the tumult of your thoughts.

      Put aside your weighty cares,

      let your burdensome distractions wait,

      free yourself awhile for God

       and rest awhile in him.

Enter the inner chamber of your soul,

       shut out everything except God,

       and that which can help you in seeking him,

       and when you have shut the door, seek him.

Now, my whole heart, say to God,

      ‘I seek your face

Lord, it is your face I seek’.