A Thought from St John of the Cross

Whoever loves another does so according to his own attributes and properties. Therefore since the Lord the Bridegroom is within you and is all powerful, he gives you power and loves you with the same.

Since he is wise he loves you with wisdom

Since he is good he loves you with goodness

Since he is holy he loves you with holiness

Since he is just he loves you with justice

Since he is merciful he loves you with mercy

Since he is compassionate and understanding he loves you with gentleness and sweetness

He loves you with the greatest humility and the deepest respect, making himself your equal and making you his equal. He joyfully reveals his face to you saying to you, ‘I am yours, completely yours. And my happiness is to be who I am so that I may give myself to you and be all yours.’

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