Monday, June 30, 2014

My Garden is His

"''Let my beloved come into His garden,' 
says the spouse of the Canticles...   
Now, the Divine Spouse 
comes into His garden 
when He comes into a devout soul, 
for since His delight is to be with 
the children of men, 
where can He repose better
than in the soul 
that He has made 
in His own image and likeness?  
In this garden He Himself 
plants the loving delight 
that we have in His goodness, 
and on which we feed our souls."  

St. Francis de Sales, from Treatise on the Love of God

Painting:  Mary Hiester Reid, in US public domain due to age

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  1. This reminds me of a favourite quote from the Little Flower.. "Let us make of our hearts, a Garden of Delights, where our sweet Saviour may come to take His rest".

    1. I love that, Trish! I might even use it in a post tomorrow-ish :)