Sunday, April 14, 2013

Quote of the Day (Caryll Houselander, on the ‘Daily Bread of Our Human Love’)

“It is through his Risen Life in us that Christ sends his love to the ends of the earth. That is why instead of startling the world into trembling adoration by manifesting his glory, he sent the woman who had been a sinner to carry the ineffable secret, and sent the two disciples who had been bewildered by their blind inability to reconcile Scripture and Calvary, and sent the friend who had denied him, to give his love to the world, and to give it as simply as a whispered secret or a loaf of bread.

“So is it that we, sinners, wranglers, weaklings, provided only that we love God, are sent to give the life of the Risen Christ to the whole world, through the daily bread of our human love.”—English Catholic laywoman, artist and author Caryll Houselander (1901-1954), The Risen Christ

The image accompanying this post is the 1601 oil-on-canvas painting The Supper at Emmaus, by Caravaggio, now in London’s National Gallery.

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