The love of God, unutterable and perfect,
flows into a pure soul the way that light
rushes into a transparent object.

The more love that it finds, the more it gives
itself; so that, as we grow clear and open,
the more complete the joy of heaven is.

And the more souls who resonate together,
the greater the intensity of their love,
and, mirror-like, each soul reflects the other.

~ Dante Alighieri (1265? – 1321) Trans. Stephen Mitchell,
The Enlightened Heart: An Anthology of Sacred Poetry

The Love of God

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