Thursday, April 21, 2022

Anselm: Awake!

Thursday, April 21, 2022
    Feast of Anselm, Abbot of Le Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury, Teacher, 1109
    I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
    —Isaiah 61:10 (NIV)
    Awake, I beseech thee, O my soul, and let the fire of a heavenly love be kindled in thy heart, and wisely consider the beauty which Thy Lord God hath bestowed upon thee, and in considering love it, and in loving do it reverence with the service of a holy conversation. For doth not He who maketh thee to abide in Him, and hath condescended to dwell in thee, clothe thee, cover thee, adorn thee with Himself?
    ... St. Anselm (1033-1109), Devotions of Saint Anselm, Meditation I.iv (see the book)
    See also Isa. 61:10; 1 Cor. 1:30; Gal. 3:26-27
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You make me welcome in Your kingdom.
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