Category Archives: Citations

“Abraham used to pursue even passersby and drag them into his home, whereas the rich man disregarded someone lying in his own doorway”

It is worthwhile inquiring why the rich man saw Lazarus in Abraham’s arms, and not in the company of some other righteous person. The reason is that Abraham was hospitable, and so the sight of Lazarus with Abraham was meant … Continue reading

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“Synne is behovely, but alle shalle be wele, and alle shalle be wele, and alle maner of thynge shalle be wele”

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“And in this he showed me something small, no bigger than a hazelnut”

At the same time as I saw this sight of the head bleeding, our good Lord showed a spiritual sight of his familiar love. I saw that he is to us everything which is good and comforting for our help. … Continue reading

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“But our true Mother Jesus, he alone bears us for joy and for endless life, blessed may he be”

Our Mother in nature, our Mother in grace, because he wanted altogether to become our Mother in all things, made the foundation of his work most humbly and most mildly in the maiden’s womb. And he revealed that in the … Continue reading

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“For when our love for this present world dies, its sufferings increase”

Dearly beloved, the reading from the holy gospel about the sower requires no explanation, but only a word of warning. In fact the explanation has been given by Truth himself, and it cannot be disputed by a frail human being.¬†However, … Continue reading

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“For in our Mother Christ we profit and increase, and in mercy he reforms and restores us”

God the blessed Trinity, who is everlasting being, just as he is eternal from without beginning, just so was it in his eternal purpose to create human nature, which fair nature was fist prepared for his own Son, the second … Continue reading

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“Our Lord God cannot in his own judgment forgive, because he cannot be angry—that would be impossible”

For it was a great marvel, constantly shown to the soul in all the revelations, and the soul was contemplating with great diligence that our Lord God cannot in his own judgment forgive, because he cannot be angry—that would be … Continue reading

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