Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Cloud of Unknowing: longing love

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
    [Jesus:] “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”
    —Matthew 5:6 (NIV)
    He may well be loved, but not thought. By love may He be gotten and held; but by thought never. And therefore, though it be good sometimes to think of the kindness and the worthiness of God especially, and although it be a light and a part of contemplation: nevertheless yet in this work it shall be cast down and covered with a cloud of forgetting. And thou shalt step above it stalwartly, but deftly, with a devout and a pleasing stirring of love, and try to pierce that darkness above thee. And smite upon that thick cloud of unknowing with a sharp dart of longing love; and do not give up, whatever befalleth.
    ... The Cloud of Unknowing 14th century, ed. Evelyn Underhill, ch. 6 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I reach out for You.
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