Friday, October 04, 2013

Eckhart: contrary to God

Friday, October 4, 2013
    Feast of Francis of Assisi, Friar, Deacon, Founder of the Friars Minor, 1226
    Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world.
    —1 John 2:15-16 (NIV)
    Love God, and do as you like, say the Free Spirits. Yes; but as long as you like anything contrary to God’s will, you do not love Him.
    ... Meister Eckhart (1260?-1327?), quoted in Light, Life and Love: Selections from the German Mystics of the Middle Ages, William R. Inge, ed., p. xxx (see the book)
    See also 1 John 2:15-17; Matt. 6:24; Luke 16:13; John 15:19; Rom. 12:2; Col. 3:2; Jas. 4:4; 1 John 3:17; 4:20-21; 5:1
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, purge from my heart all that is not love for You.
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