Reading for Lent (1 March)

4 March 2016

I am reading the Archbishop of Canterbury's recommended reading for lent, "I am with you" by Kathryn Greene- McCreight. As I started a chapter this quote by St Augustine was stated..

( it's long but I think worth sticking with)

It is not physical beauty nor temporal glory nor the brightness of light dear to earthly eyes, nor the sweet melodies of all kinds of songs, nor the gentle odour of flowers, and ointments and perfumes, nor manna or honey, nor limbs welcoming the embraces of the flesh; it is not these I love when I love my God. Yet there is a light I love, and a food, and a kind of embrace when I love my God –a light, voice, odour, food, embrace of my innerness, where my soul is floodlit by light which space cannot contain, where there is sound that time cannot seize, where there is a perfume which no breeze disperses, where there is a taste for food no amount of eating can lessen, and where there is a bond of union that no satiety can part. That is what I love when I love my God.

It holds transcendence and intimacy together beautifully

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