THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Feast of William Law, Priest, Mystic, 1761
Commemoration of William of Ockham, Franciscan Friar, Philosopher, Teacher, 1347
Commemoration of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Priest, Scientist, Visionary, 1955

This Spirit of love, born of that celestial fire, with which Christ baptizes his true disciples, is alone that Spirit which can enter into heaven, and therefore is that Spirit which is to be born in us whilst we are on earth; for no one can enter into heaven, till he is made heavenly, till the Spirit of heaven is entered into him; and therefore all that our Lord hath said of denying and dying to self, and of his parting with all that he hath, are practices absolutely necessary from the nature of the thing.
... William Law (1686-1761), The Spirit of Love [1752-4], in Works of Rev. William Law, v. VIII, London: G. Moreton, 1893, p. 73 (see the book; see also John 12:24-25; Matt. 3:11; 5:20; 16:24; 18:3-4; John 3:3-5; Rom. 6:6-7; 1 Cor. 6:9-10; 15:31; Gal. 2:20; 5:24; 1 Pet. 2:24; more at Baptism, Christ, Fire, Heaven, Love, Self, Spirit)

 
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