Monday, August 4, 2008

The infinite desire of God

Theotokos and Crucifixion

This is a teaching of great consolation, encouragement, and true hope:

Oh, plain, and easy, and simple way of salvation! wanting no subtleties of art or science, no borrowed learning, no refinements of reason; but all done by the simple natural motion of every heart that truly longs after God. For no sooner is the finite desire of the creature in motion towards God, but the infinite desire of God is united with it, co-operates with it; and in this united desire of God and the creature is the salvation and life of the soul brought forth.

-- William Law

It has been aptly said (I can't remember by whom at the moment) that our love for God and God's love for us is the same love.

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