I sometimes call her “Lady Julian” to remind us of her gender. In an age when Latin was the language of educated writing, she was the first woman to write about her experiences in the common vernacular of Middle English (14th century).
As she lay very ill and in a coma, Jesus spoke with Lady Julian 16 times over a day or two. The most famous statement in her writings came as she wondered about evil and sin in the world.
Jesus had told her that sin is going to happen, but that “all shall be well and all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well.” Jesus came into the world so that all things ultimately will turn out well.
“Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” — the words of Jesus, in John 16.33b NLT
Ref: Julian of Norwich, SHOWINGS OF DIVINE LOVE (14th century England), chapter 27
December 7th, 2017
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