Equal Glory–Simeon the New Theologian


I know that he who is far outside

the whole creation

Takes me within himself and

hides me in his arms,

And then I find myself outside the

whole world.

I, a frail, small mortal in the world,

Behold the Creator of the world,

all of him, within myself;

And I know that I shall not die,

for I am within the Life,

I have the whole of Life springing

up as a fountain within me.

He is in my heart, he is in heaven:

Both there and here he shows

himself to me with equal glory.

–Simeon the New Theologian (b. 949 d. 1022)

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Dennis Patrick says:

    I never cease to be amazed at the view we have by standing on the shoulders of those who have gone before us — such as Simeon the New Theologian. Such a rich heritage we have in those who have gone on before with Christ dwelling in them!

    Dennis Patrick

    1. mrteague says:

      Amen. It always helps to hear from a witness from another time, another place, another perspective. It further establishes God’s testimony in our hearts!

  2. Lux Ganzon says:

    Our God is just awesome! Omnipotent and omnipresent. Great post!

    1. mrteague says:

      Yes. He’s not an “either/or” God. He’s a “both/and” God. 🙂 Thanks for your comment.

  3. mrteague says:

    Thank you for reading!

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