God is an infinite circle whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference nowhere.

Nicholas of Cusa

In most religious traditions, the heart of God is honoured as the centre of the natural world and as the centre of ourselves. A spirituality of heart is thus one that cherishes three hearts as one: God’s heart, our heart, and the heart of the universe… Where is the Sacred Heart? The answer is mystical, as Nicholas of Cusa says of the divine life: “Its centre is everywhere; its circumference is nowhere.” He adds: “The universe is in us in such a way . . . that everyone in the universe is the universe.” This is why we can speak of the Sacred Heart of the world.

David Richo, The Sacred Heart of the World


For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 25:35-40 King James Version 


Those on the margins are in fact at the centre.

If you are on the periphery, you are at the heart.


9c6a99826072da2fa3604b938429cd98“For me a stained glass window is a transparent partition between my heart and the heart of the world.”  Marc Chagall

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