Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Celestial Love

St. Bernard Clairvaux
"To lose yourself, as if you no longer existed, to cease completely to experience yourself, to reduce yourself to nothing is not a human sentiment but a divine experience. 
"I would count him blessed and holy to whom such rapture has been vouchsafed in this mortal life, for even an instant to lose thyself, as if thou wert emptied and lost and swallowed up in God, is no human love; it is celestial."
The Steps of Humility and Pride, page 9
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