“At this time our Lord showed me an inward sight of his homely loving. I saw that he is everything that is good and comforting to us. He is our clothing. In his love he wraps and holds us. He enfolds us in love, and he will never let us go.
And then he showed me a little thing the size of a hazelnut in the palm of my hand-and it was as round as a ball. I looked at it with my mind’s eye and I thought: “What can this be?” and answer came: “It is all that is made.” I marveled that it could last, for I thought it might have crumbled to nothing, it ws so small. And the answer came into my mind: “It lasts, and ever shall be, because God loves it.” And so all things have being through the love of God.
In this little thing I saw three truths. The first is that God made it. The second is that God loves it. And the third is that God looks after it.”
~ Julian of Norwich ~
Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.”
~ Peter 1:22 ~
“God loves you with an intensity beyond anything that I could describe to you. He loves you, and He loves you so much that He gave His only Son, Jesus Christ to die on that cross, and the thing that kept Christ on that cross was love, not the nail.”
~ Billy Graham ~
“Death is given power over everything finite, especially in our period of history. But death is given no power over love. Love is stronger.”
~Paul Tillich ~
“Would you know your Lord’s meaning in this? Learn it well. Love was his meaning. Who showed it you? Love. What did he show you? Love. Why did he show you? For love. Hold fast to this and you shall never know nor learn about anything except love forever.” So I was taught that love was our Lord’s meaning. And I saw full surely that before ever God made us, he loved us. And this love was never quenched, nor ever shall be. And in this love he has done all his works. And in this love he has made all things profitable to us. And in this love our life is everlasting. In our making we had beginning but the love in which he made us was in him from without beginning. In which love we have our beginning. And all this shall we see in God without end-which Jesus grant us.”
~Julian of Norwich ~
“Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”
~ Hebrew 10:24 ~