James Joyce and Jesus
This morning as I was reading James Joyce's book, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, I came across a very interesting passage. Joyce wrote, "He did not want to play. He wanted to meet in the real world the unsubstantial image which his soul so constantly beheld. He did not know where to seek it or how: but a premonition which led him on told him that this image would, without any overt act of his encounter him."
Reading that in conjunction with Colossians 1:15 "He is the image of the invisible God..." We get an awesome picture of the inner yearnings of man and the answer in Jesus. We all long for some thing greater then ourselves, the "unsubstantial image" and here we find that Jesus is the image, the image of the invisible God.
I pray that God will allow me to meet people who are in the same mindset of Joyce's character. People who are deeply longing for and expecting to meet Jesus.