Monday, May 31, 2021

Eckhart: rapture forgone

Monday, May 31, 2021
    If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
    —1 Corinthians 13:1 (NIV)
    If a man is in a rapture, like St. Paul, and becomes aware of some sick person wanting of him just a sup of broth, it seems to me far better of thy charity to forgo thy rapture and serve the needy in a loftier love.
    ... Meister Eckhart (1260?-1327?), Works of Meister Eckhart, London: J. M. Watkins, 1924, p. 14 (see the book)
    See also 1 Cor. 13:1; Matt. 5:23-24; 1 Cor. 14:18-19; 2 Cor. 12:2-4
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, replace my self-absorption with love.
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