Mercy and truth have met together. Righteousness and bliss shall kiss one another.
Man, in his weakness and shortsightedness believes he must make choices in this life.
He trembles at the risks he takes. We do know fear. But no. Our choice is of no importance.
There comes a time when our eyes are opened and we come to realize that mercy is infinite.
We need only await it with confidence and receive it with gratitude.
Mercy imposes no conditions.
And lo! Everything we have chosen has been granted to us.
And everything we rejected has also been granted.
Yes, we even get back what we rejected,
For mercy and truth have met together, and righteousness and bliss shall kiss one another.
~ From Babette’s Feast
Babette’s Feast operates on many levels;
It’s about food, and it’s about how meals can bring people together.
It’s about the tension and the reconciliation between earthly pleasures and divine transcendence,
simplicity and sensuality.
It’s about creativity and the nature of the artist.
It’s about poverty and wealth.
It’s about forgiveness and finding your way.
It’s about loss and regret, and is also about being a receiver of everything, and losing nothing.
It’s about mourning and the healing that it brings, and also about true love and joy.
It’s about being able to finally say the words you need to say, and to finally be able to give the gift you want to give.
It’s about knowing who you *really* are.
It’s about giving that comes right from the heart.
It’s about grace coming to live in a modest and remote place, both in the physical and the spiritual sense.
It’s about Christ-consciousness.
(thank you Jo Owen!)