Friday, September 11, 2009

God's love

Margret Hofheinz-Döring/Galerie Brigitte Mauch Göppingen

God is not only fatherly,
God is also mother
who lifts her loved child
from the ground to her knee.
The Trinity is like a mother's cloak
wherein the child finds a home
and lays its head on the maternal breast.

-- Mechtild of Magdeburg

Mechtild of Magdeburg lived in the high Middle Ages and was a member of the Beguines, a loosely organized group of women who usually lived alone and were devoted to prayer and good works.

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