A Meditation

My soul, practice being alone with Christ! It is written that when they were alone He expounded all things to His disciples. Do not wonder at the saying, it is true to your experience. If you would understand yourself, send the multitude away. Let them go out one by one till you are left alone with Jesus. Have you ever pictured yourself the one remaining creature in the earth, the one remaining creature in all the starry worlds?

In such a universe your every thought would be "God and I! God and I!" And yet He is as near to you as that - as near as if in the boundless spaces there throbbed no heart but His and your. Practice that solitude, 0 my soul! Practice the expulsion of the crowd! Practice the stillness of your own heart! Practice the solemn refrain "God and I! God and I!" Let none interpose between you and your wrestling angel! You will be both condemned and pardoned when you will meet Jesus alone.