Saturday, December 26, 2009

Carrying This Invisible Heavenly Treasure Within

Things changed since the reign of the divine King was interpreted in terms of the psalms and the prophets. The Romans remained the rulers of the land and the high priests and scribes continued to keep the poor people under their yoke. Anyone who adhered to the Lord carried his heavenly treasure invisibly within himself. His temporal burden was not removed from him; on the contrary, many others were added. Yet, what he bore within himself was an exhilarating strength which softened the yoke and lightened the burden. This remains true today of every child of God. The divine life which is enkindled in the soul is the Light that came into the darkness – the mystery of the Holy Night. The one who bears it within himself understands its meaning. For others, on the contrary, it remains an enigma regardless of any explanation

The Mystery of Christmas, Incarnation and Humanity – Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross)


  1. Thank you. Do you know where to get printed copies of "The Mystery of Christmas"? I bought a few from Carmelites in Massachusetts once. But now, they have run out of them.

  2. I found this treasure at The Carmelite Gift Shoppe St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross has some profound thoughts on the mysteries of our faith.