Quotes — Longing (7 entries)

Every separation is…

Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall is the thing which separates them but is also their means of communication. It is the same with us and God. Every separation is a link.

— Simone Weil

« πλ | 7 Sep 2006 »

I feel like an exile…

The older I get, the more I feel like an exile, that I don’t belong here. And I don’t. I was made for heaven, and my heart is longing for it.

— Fr. John Corapi [via]

« πλ | 17 Feb 2006 »

Longing for God…

The soul must long for God in order to be set aflame by Godís love; but if the soul cannot yet feel this longing, then it must long for the longing. To long for the longing is also from God.

— Meister Eckhart

« πλ | 12 Apr 2005 »

The danger is not…

The danger is not lest the soul should doubt whether there is any bread, but lest, by a lie, it should persuade itself that it is not hungry.

— Simone Weil

« πλ | 10 Sep 2006 »

The gospel of a God found in…

The gospel of a God found in broken flesh, humility, and measureless charity has defeated all the old lies, rendered the ancient order visibly insufficient and even slightly absurd, and instilled in us a longing for transcendent love so deep that—if once yielded to—it will never grant us rest anywhere but in Christ.

— David B. Hart, from “Christ and Nothing”

« πλ | 19 Jan 2005 »

The soul must long for God in order…

The soul must long for God in order to be set aflame by God’s love; but if the soul cannot yet feel this longing, then it must long for the longing. To long for the longing is also from God.

— Meister Eckhart

« πλ | 3 Nov 2004 »

Your persistent longing is…

Your persistent longing is your persistent voice. But when love grows cold, the heart grows silent. Burning love is the outcry of the heart! If you are filled with longing all the time, you will keep crying out, and if your love perseveres, your cry will be heard without fail.

— St. Augustine

« πλ | 10 May 2005 »