Wednesday, December 14, 2016

John of the Cross: the incomparability of God

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
    Feast of John of the Cross, Mystic, Poet, Teacher, 1591
    [Jesus:] “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.”
    —John 15:9 (ESV)
    No knowledge, therefore, and no conceptions in this mortal life, can serve as proximate means of this high union of the love of God. All that the understanding may comprehend; all that the will may be satisfied with; and all that the imagination may conceive; is most unlike unto God, and most disproportionate to Him.
    ... St. John of the Cross (1542-1591), The Ascent of Mount Carmel, London: Thomas Baker, 1906, p. 96-97 (see the book)
    See also John 15:9; Job 36:26; 37:5; Ps. 86:10; 98:1; Eccl. 3:11; Isa. 40:28; 55:8; Lam. 3:22-23; Rom. 11:33; Eph. 3:18
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You loved me when I was Your enemy.
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