Saturday, February 03, 2024

Guyon: no love to give

Saturday, February 3, 2024
    Feast of Anskar, Archbishop of Hamburg, Missionary to Denmark and Sweden, 865
    Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
    —1 John 4:8 (NIV)
I love, my God, but with no love of mine
    For I have none to give;
I love Thee, Lord, but all that love is Thine,
    For by Thy life I live.
I am as nothing, and rejoice to be
Emptied and lost and swallowed up in Thee.
    ... Mme. Guyon (1648-1717), included in Masterpieces of Religious Verse, James Dalton Morrison, ed., New York: Harper & Bros., 1948, p. 100 (see the book)
    See also 1 John 4:8; Acts 20:24; Rom. 7:18; 1 Cor. 2:2; 2 Cor. 12:11; Gal. 6:3; Phil. 2:5-7; 3:8-9; 1 John 4:19
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your love is all I can give.
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