A Quote by Sir William Temple on earth, emptiness, god, heart, heaven, men, mind, present, and world

In the days of His earthly ministry, only those could speak to him who came where He was: if He was in Galilee, men could not find Him in Jerusalem; if He was in Jerusalem, men could not find Him in Galilee. His Ascension means that He is perfectly united with God; we are with Him wherever we are present to God; and that is everywhere and always. Because He is "in Heaven" He is everywhere on earth: because He is ascended, He is here now. Our devotion is not to hold us by the empty tomb; it must lift up our hearts to heaven so that we too "in heart and mind thither accent and with Him continually dwell:" it must also send us forth into the world to do His will; and these are not two things, but one.

Sir William Temple (1881 - 1944)

Source: Readings in St. John's Gospel

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