Sunday, May 12, 2013

Quote of the Day (Julian of Norwich, on ‘Seeing Motherhood in God’)

“I understood three ways of seeing motherhood in God: the first is that he is the ground of our natural creation, the second is the taking on of our nature (and there the motherhood of grace begins), the third is the motherhood of works, and in this there is, by the same grace, an enlargement of length and breadth and of height and of deepness without end, and all is his own love.”—English anchoress and Christian mystic Julian of Norwich, from Revelations of Divine Love (1393), excerpted in The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism, edited by Bernard McGinn (2006)

(Statue of Julian of Norwich at Norwich Cathedral, by David Holgate)

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