Thursday, June 14, 2012

Half Seeing, We are Seen

"Truly, God's love is seated within the Savior's heart as on a royal throne.  He beholds through the cleft of His pierced side all the hearts of the children of men.  His heart is King of hearts and He keeps His eyes fixed on our hearts.  Just as those who peer through a lattice see clearly while they themselves are only half seen, so too the divine love within that Heart, or rather that Heart of divine love, always clearly sees our hearts and looks on them with eyes of love, while we do not see Him, but only half see Him.  If we could see Him as He is, O God, since we are mortals we would die for love of Him..."  (St. Francis de Sales)

"Now we see indistinctly, as in a mirror; Then we shall see face to face"  (1 Corinthians 13:12)