Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Birth of God in the Soul

Father John Tauler
“Now, we have already said that the birth of God in the soul is nothing else than that God reveals himself to the soul with a new knowledge and after a new manner of communication…. In this the soul departs from self and cleaves to God, and is thereby blessed, not by self-blessedness, but by God’s. Now is it dissolved into the divine unity; now shall be revealed God alone to the soul’s self alone.…

"Some teachers tell us, however, that many souls reach the Kingdom of heaven who on earth enjoyed no more familiar intercourse with God than a man buried in the dark forest enjoys the sunlight. But let us in our lives and in our purposes earnestly strive after the highest privilege and may God grant us his help.”
The Sermons and Conferences of John Tauler
Quoted in the December issue of Magnificat, pages 100-101

Further Comments from Patricia, on this quote

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