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Monday, September 11, 2006

A borrowed thought

"God lies in wait for us with nothing so much as love, and love is like a fisherman's hook: without it he could never catch a fish, but once the hook is taken the fisherman is sure of the fish. Even though the fish twists hither and yon, still the fihserman is sure of him. So, too, I speak of love: he who is caught by it is held by the strongest of bonds, and yet the stress is pleasant; he who takes this sweet burden upon himself gets further, and comes nearer to what he aims at, then he would by means of any harsh ordinance ever devised by man.
Moreover, he can sweetly bear all that happens to him; all that God inflicts he can take cheerfully. Nothing makes you God's own, or God yours, as much as this sweet bond. When one has found this way, he looks for no other. To hang on the hook is to be so completely captured that feet and hands, and mouth and eyes, the heart, and all a man is and has become God's own...Whatever he does, who is caught by this hook, love does it, and love alone..."

-Meister Eckhart


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