Monday, June 9, 2008

Quote of the day

"I have watched impure souls mad for physical love but turning what they know of such love into a reason for repentance and transferring that same capacity for love to the Lord. I have watched them master fear so as to drive themselves unsparingly towards the love of God. That is why, when talking of that chaste harlot, the Lord does not say, 'because she feared,' but rather, 'because she loved much,' she was able to drive out love with love."

— St. John ClimacusLadder of Divine Ascent, step 5.