Monday, January 9, 2012

It is by loving

It is by loving, and not by being loved, that one can come nearest the soul of another; yea, that, where two love, it is the loving of each other that originates and perfects and assures their blessedness. I know that love gives to him that loveth, power over any soul, even if that soul know him not, bringing him inwardly close to that spirit; a power that cannot be but for good; for in proportion as selfishness intrudes, the love ceases, and the power which springs therefrom dies. Yet all love will, one day, meet with its return.
--George MacDonald in Phantastes


  1. This is one of my favourite George MacDonald quotations, and the picture is beautiful. It's good to see you posting again!

  2. Dear Clerk, I'm so glad that you like George MacDonald, too. He is too seldom quoted, in my opinion, and his words deserve to be read more often. You have such a wonderful blog, and I thank you for taking the time to write such a very nice comment here! May Almighty God bless you and your dear ones.