Notice! Jesus stands just before you,
waiting in the tabernacle shaped
for you–shaped precisely for you!
He burns with great desire
to enter into your heart.
Ignore the yammering demon
telling you “not so!” Laugh in his pinched face
and turn without fear to receive
the Jesus of quiet calm and utmost love.
Partake of His Mysteries often,
often as you can, for in Them you find
your sole, entire remedy, assuming–
of course–you would be cured. Jesus has not
impressed this hunger in your heart for nothing.
This gentle Guest of our souls
knows our every ache and misery.
He enters, desiring to find a tent, a bower
prepared for His arrival within us,
and that is all, all He asks of us.
(Scott Cairns, Love’s Immensity, pp. 138-139)