THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Thursday, January 20, 2000
Commemoration of Richard Rolle of Hampole, Writer, Hermit, Mystic, 1349

Love ... is very noticeable as fervour and devotion and jubilation, and is yet not always the best thing; for sometimes it is not from love but is caused by nature that one has such taste and sweetness; or it may be a heavenly impression or it may be produced by the senses, and those who have most of this are not always the best. For even if it should be from God, our Lord gives this to such men in order to attract and charm them, and also to detach them from others. But if these same people later grow in love, they may not have so many feelings, and then it will become clear that they have love, if they remain wholly faithful to God without any such support.
... Meister Eckhart (1260?-1327?), Works of Meister Eckhart, London: J. M. Watkins, 1924, p. 14 (see the book; see also 2 Cor. 10:17-18; John 12:42-43; Rom. 2:29; 1 Cor. 4:5; Phil. 1:15-18; 1 Pet. 1:7; more at Devotion, Faith, Growth, Heaven, Love, Nature, People)

 
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