The Utterly Ineffable Love of God – Basil of Caesarea

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The utterly ineffable love of God—as I at any rate experience it—which can be more easily experienced than spoken of, is a certain inexplicable light. Even if speech should cite or compare a lightning flash or a dazzling brilliance, still, the hearing cannot take it in. Invoke if you will the rays of the morning star, the splendours of the … Read More

Whispers of Grace

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With a tremor of its wafer wing, They say, a butterfly in Beijing Can, in time, spin a tornado across the Kansas plain, Or hurl a tidal wave booming Into Carolina’s tranquil bays. So, what then of a kiss for the dying, An embrace for the untouched, Or a tenderness to the crushed? What of a whisper of grace, A … Read More

What Do I Love, When I Love My God? – Augustine

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“But when I love you, what do I love?  It is not physical beauty nor temporal glory nor the brightness of light dear to earthly eyes, nor the sweet melodies of all kinds of songs, nor the gentle odour of flowers and ointments and perfumes, nor manna or honey, nor limbs welcoming the embraces of the flesh; it is not … Read More