Friday, April 6, 2018

The blind stirring of love

"If you wept in constant sorrow for your sins and Christ's Passion and pondered unceasingly on the joys of heaven, do you think it would do you any good? Much good, I am sure. You would profit no doubt and grow in grace — but in comparison with the blind stirring of love, all this is very little. For the contemplative work of love is the best part, belonging to Mary. It is perfectly complete by itself, while all these disciplines and exercises are of little value without it."  — from The Cloud of Unknowing, chapter 12