Friday, February 15, 2013

A Voice from the Past - Anselm

Not yet, then, have I told or conceived, O Lord, how greatly those blessed ones of thine shall rejoice. Doubtless they shall rejoice according as they shall love; and they shall love according as they shall know. How far they will know thee, Lord, then! and how much they will love thee! Truly, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither has it entered into the heart of man in this life, how far they shall know thee, and how much they shall love thee in that life. 

Anselm, 1033-1109, Proslogium, Chapter XXVI, (Proslogium; Monologium; An Appendix on Behalf of the Fool by Gaunilon; and Cur Deus Homo, translated by Sidney Norton Deane, The Open Court Publishing Co., 1926, p.37)

What perspective does it give on eternity to see it as believers rejoicing in the love God? How should that affect our life now? 

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