Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Patmore: the heart

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
    —Ephesians 5:25-27 (NIV)
    God has declared to us His mystic rapture in His Marriage with Humanity in twice saying, “[This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased].” He expressly and repeatedly calls this marriage, and pronounces the marriage of Man and Woman to be its symbol. This is the burning heart of the Universe.
    ... Coventry Patmore (1823-1896), The Rod, the Root, and the Flower [1895], London: G. Bell and Sons, 1907, p. 212 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You are the true lover of mankind.
CQOD    Blog    email    RSS
BDTC    search    script    mobile
sub    fb    twt


Post a Comment

<< Home