Friday, May 7, 2010

Made of love

"The soul is made of love and must ever strive to return to love. Therefore, it can never find rest or happiness in other things. It must lose itself in love. By its very nature, it must seek God, Who is love..."

--Saint Mechtilde


  1. There is a tradition (I don't know from where!) that St. John the evangelist (writer of the Gospel) was asked by a disciple, 'Why is it that all you talk about, all you write about, is love? Why not, at least once, talk about something else?' His response was, "If you know and have love . . . you don't need anything else". Beautiful quote from Saint Mechtilde. I pray we all learn the Truth she shares by experience and are transformed by love into Love. Your brother in Christ, brother Joseph, SFO

  2. Thank you very much for writing, Brother Joseph, dear brother in Christ and follower of Saint Francis (who is one of my best-loved saints). May God bless you and Our Lady protect you.