Whispers From The Sanctuary
"Let us love the light, long to understand it and thirst after if so that led by it we may come to it, and there live for ever."
"Let us find ourselves… in love; root ourselves in it like trees, build ourselves on it as a firm foundation founded on love for God which makes us his mansion and his temple in which he dwells; let us, rooted in love for our neighbor which makes us fruitful, give forth leaves of help and fruit of sustenance. Those who are thus founded and rooted can, to a certain extent, understand what is the length and breadth and depth and height of love. Its breadth extends to our enemies; its length perseveres to the end; its height makes it all powerful, and its depth makes us attribute nothing to ourselves but all to the love God bears for us."
"Love unites the soul with God, and, the more degrees of love the soul has, the more profoundly does it enter into God and the more is it centred in Him."
"The love of God, unutterable and perfect, flows into a pure soul the way light rushes into a transparent object. The more love that it finds, the more it gives itself: so that, as we grow clear and open, the more complete the joy of heaven is. And the more souls who resonate together, the greater the intensity of their love, and, mirror-like, each soul reflects the other."
"Don’t be afraid of what God has in store for you – love God very much for He wants to do you a great deal of good."
"Our Lord loves you and loves you tenderly; and if He does not let you feel the sweetness of His love, it is to make you more humble and abject in your own eyes."
'Where there is no love, put love — and you will find love."
"Believe that He loves you. He wants to help you Himself in the struggles which you must undergo. Believe in His Love, His exceeding Love."
"To love others as God loves you, that is the measure of success."
"God loves us more than a father, mother, friend, or any else could love, and even more than we are able to love ourselves."
"The things that we love tell us what we are."
"To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances; to seek him, the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement."
"Love is sufficient of itself; it gives pleasure by itself and because of itself. It is its own merit, its own reward. Love looks for no cause outside itself, no effect beyond itself. Its profit lies in the practice."
"Without love, deeds, however brilliant, count as nothing."
"Love to be real, it must cost— it must hurt— it must empty us of self."
"Let your heart be more attentive than your head, for the Holy Spirit is love, and to take hold, it is more important to love than to understand."
"The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist."
"We must love our nothingness and think only of the ALL which is infinitely lovable."
"The love of God is born in us by grace, fed with the milk of reading, nourished with the food of meditation, strengthened and enlightened by prayer."
"Nothing sweeter than love, nothing stronger or higher or wider, nothing is more pleasant, nothing fuller, and nothing better in heaven or on earth, for love is born of God and cannot rest except in God."
"A single act of love makes the soul return to life."