Inspiring Prose – “a tree set on fire”

” The Cross of Christ is the Jacob’s ladder by which we ascend into the highest heavens…That Cross is a tree set on fire with invisible flame, that Illuminateth all the world. ”

Thomas Traherne
from The Traherne Windows, Hereford Cathedral

The writer Thomas Traherne is remembered on 10th October, so I am re-posting from my archives extracts from this inspiring, mystic, spiritual writer.

The stained-glass windows in Hereford Cathedral which accompany some of these posts are truly beautiful in their own right, and make a wonderful accompaniment to Traherne’s words.

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