Thursday, June 7, 2012
Evelyn Underhill, Mysticism - 10
p. 62: "'I wish not,' said St. Catherine of Genoa, 'for anything that comes forth from Thee, but only for Thee, oh sweetest Love!'"
What does this mean? We are beings with bodies. Our God saved us in Incarnation.
p. 63: "Mystic Love is a total dedication of the will; the deep-seated desire and tendency of the soul towards its Source."
Again, the soul's Source expressed ultimate Love for us by becoming human, embodied, by experiencing all that we are. How to reconcile body and Spirit? Look to Christ. Contemplative gaze upon the Way, the Truth and the Life is the avenue to understanding of wishing "only for Thee," O Lord. Help Thou my cluelessness.