Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Suddenly it comes

"April 21, 1942

I go along perhaps for some days, and then suddenly it comes, as this evening climbing a hill, at the top the sea spread out before me, fragrant and limpid the air -- a sudden happiness possessing my heart, penetrating to each corner of my being, like an electric current, physical; all fear gone, burden of self lifted, nothing to dread, nothing to regret, complete trust in whatever has shaped my destiny and the destiny of all life: 'Let us with a gladsome mind praise the Lord for he is kind.' I say, this is grace."

Malcolm Muggeridge, Like It Was: A Selection from the Diaries of Malcolm Muggeridge, page 179.