Tuesday, October 20, 2015

"How can I keep from singing?"

Ah, he has loved me!  I say he has loved even me, even me myself, I say, such as I am, and has delivered himself to his passion for me....  Ah, what was I when I was not?  What was I, who even now when I am something am still only a mere, pitiful worm of the earth?  Yet from the depths of his eternity  God thought thoughts of benediction in my behalf.  He meditated and planned, yes, determined to know the hour of my birth, of my baptism, of all the inspirations he would give me, and in sum, of all the benefits he would do me and offer to me.  Ah, is there kindness like to such kindness?  ~St. Francis de Sales, Treatise on the Love of God, Book 12, Chapter 12
I will sing of thy steadfast love, O Lord, for ever.  ~Psalm 89(88):1 

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