"All Shall Be Well"
a tender theology for a world on fire
“All shall be well….all manner of things shall be well.” —Julian of Norwich
All Shall Be Well
I switched out my usual little “gentle landing” logo for this post with a botanical illustration of a hazelnut plant. Or, as I have come to know it, a metaphor for the enclosure of God’s divine love via Julian of Norwich. This past month, I got to read selections from Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love, alongside Wendy Farley’s The Thirst for God: Contemplating God’s Love with Three Women Mystics.
When Julian wrote, “All shall be well….all manner of things shall be well,” she wrote with the conviction that these words were revealed to her by God. These were the words God said to her after she looked at her world and saw so much great suffering.
Religious tensions, wars, deadly plagues, and famine1 were just a few realities that shaped the world of Julian of Norwich. (Sound familiar?)
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