And how shall I call upon my God--my God and my Lord?
For when I call on him I ask him to come into me. And
what place is there in me into which my God can come?
How could God, the God who made both heaven and earth,
come into me? Is there anything in me, O Lord my God,
that can contain thee? Do even the heaven and the earth,
which thou hast made, and in which thou didst make me,
contain thee? Is it possible that, since without thee
nothing would be which does exist, thou didst make it
so that whatever exists has some capacity to receive thee?
Why, then, do I ask thee to come into me, since I also
am and could not be if thou wert not in me? For I am not,
after all, in hell--and yet thou art there too, for "if
I go down into hell, thou art there." Therefore I would not exist--I
would simply not be at all--unless I exist in thee, from
whom and by whom and in whom all things are. Even so,
Lord; even so. Where do I call thee to, when I am already
in thee? Or from whence wouldst thou come into me? Where,
beyond heaven and earth, could I go that there my God
might come to me--he who hath said, "I fill heaven and