Friday, May 11, 2018


Christian love is the infusion of the divine lovableness and love into the human spirit, repairing the damage which love’s absence has wrought and lifting up the human to the level of the divine. Simultaneously, it is an upgrading of our perception so that we are able to see just how lovable our neighbor is. This gift enables us to see through the objective failings of others to reach the inner core of their being, where everything is beautiful…This is not a human quality or skill but a gift of God that is a sign that we are already living on a supernatural plane. 

An historiated initial from an ancient Cistercian manuscript. Lines by Fr. Michael Casey, o.c.s.o.