nowhere is there any visible sign of glory. but, because in every town and village and hamlet of the world there are those that have surrendered their lives, who have made their offering daily, from the small grains of common life, a miracle of Love is happening all the time, everywhere. the Holy Spirit is descending upon the world. upon the world that seems so cruel, mercy falls like summer rain; upon the world that seems so blind, light comes down in living beams.
–Caryll Houselander in The Passion of the Infant Christ