Tuesday, March 03, 2020

John of the Cross: the richest treasure

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
    What if God, choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience the objects of his wrath—prepared for destruction? What if he did this to make the riches of his glory known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory...
    —Romans 9:22-23 (NIV)
    Though holy doctors have uncovered many mysteries and wonders, and devout souls have understood them in this earthly condition of ours, yet the greater part still remains to be unfolded by them, and even to be understood by them. We must then dig deeply in Christ. He is like a rich mine with many pockets containing treasures: however deep we dig, we will never find their end or their limit. Indeed, in every pocket new seams of fresh riches are discovered on all sides. [Continued tomorrow]
    ... St. John of the Cross (1542-1591), from the commentary, The Spiritual Canticle, XXXVII.4 (see the book)
    See also Rom. 9:22-23; Ps. 40:5; Eccl. 3:11; Dan. 4:35; Rom. 11:33; 1 Cor. 10:3-4; Eph. 3:16-19; Col. 1:27
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You have more riches of glory for those who follow You, and more beside.
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