The Path of Life

The Path of Life

Monday, June 20, 2016

Opened and closed

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you."

Matthew 7:7


Enter into the innermost chamber of your soul; exclude everything but God and whatever may help you to search for him, and, when all the doors have been closed, seek out his path.

Then may my soul say to God: I seek your face, Lord, I long to see your face [cf. Psalm 27:8; Matthew 7:7].

And then, Lord, my God, teach my heart where and how to look for you, where and how to find you ... Show me how to look for you and reveal yourself to the one who seeks you, for I cannot go in search of you if you do not show the way, and I cannot find you if you do not reveal yourself to me.

I will search for you with great desire, and the search will increase my desire; through love I will find you, and in finding you I will love you.

--St. Anselm, Proslogion, 1, 97-100

3 comments:

  1. I love that quote. I have it framed with this picture - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stift_Ossiach_-_Maria_erscheint_Anselm_von_Canterbury.JPG

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    1. Thanks. It's a keeper! Nice picture, too.

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      Br. Francis

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