Monday, November 14, 2016

Love without end : the maelstrom of God's glory

Ex Deo Nascimur       In Christo Morimur       Per Spiritum Sanctum Revivisciums

"I praise what is truly alive, what longs to be burned to death."  — Goethe

Jan van Ruusbroec:

"You can thus see that the attractive power of the unity of God is nothing other than love without end, which, through love, draws the Father and the Son and all that lives in them into an eternal delight. And we desire to burn and be consumed in this love for all eternity, for it is here that the blessedness of all spirits lies. Therefore we should found our whole life on a fathomless abyss so that we eternally sink into love and immerse ourselves in its fathomless depths. And in the same love we will rise up and rise above ourselves to an imcomprehensible height. In this modeless love we will wander, and it shall bring us into the immeasurable breadth of God's love. There we shall flow forth and flow out of ourselves into the uncomprehended abundance of God's riches and goodness. There we will melt and be dissolved, eternally taken up into the maelstrom of God's glory."

Source: The Rhineland Mystics ed. and tr. Oliver Davies, p. 102

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