Sunday, April 2, 2023

Spiritual Quote of the Day (George Herbert, on God’s Love Shown on the Cross)

“Who knows not Love, let him assay
And taste that juice, which on the crosse a pike
Did set again abroach; then let him say
  If ever he did taste the like.
Love is that liquour sweet and most divine,
Which my God feels as bloud; but I, as wine.”—English poet and Anglican minister George Herbert (1593-1633), “The Agonie,” in The Works of George Herbert: Poetry, Prose and Proverbs
The image accompanying this post, a detail of the painting Christ Crucified, was part of the Scuola di San Rocco in Venice, by the Italian late Renaissance master Jacopo Tintoretto (1518-1594).

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