but we are very unready;
God is near to us,
but we are far from Him;
God is within, but we are without;
God is at home, but we are strangers.
(Meister Eckhart; from 'Light, Life and Love' by William Ralph Inge )
'Light, Life and Love: Selections from the German Mystics of the Middle Ages'
By William Ralph Inge
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