Thoughts for Reflection from Benedictine & Monastic Authors

Day by Day

October 7th - What is Love?

Let your voice sound in my ears, good Jesus, so that my heart may learn how to love you, my mind how to love you, the inmost being of my soul how to love you. Let the inmost core of my heart embrace you, my one and only true good, my dear and delightful joy. But, my God, what is love? Unless I am mistaken, love is a wonderful delight of the spirit: all the more attractive because more chaste; all the more gentle, because more guileless; and all the more enjoyable because more ample. (page 88)

From The Mirror of Charity
Aelred of Rievaux., Page 88