Love drew Him to earth…..

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we saw his glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.  

John 1:14

Annunciation, 1914, John William Waterhouse

“The Blessed Sacrament is the magnet of souls. There is a mutual attraction between Jesus and the souls of men. Mary drew Him down from heaven.  Our nature attracted Him rather than the nature of angels.  Our misery caused Him to stoop to our lowness.  Even our sins had a sort of attraction for the abundance of His mercy and the predilection of His grace.  Our repentance wins Him to us.  Our love makes earth a paradise to Him; and our souls lure Him as gold lures the miser, with irresistible fascination.” (Fr Frederick William Faber)

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8 thoughts on “Love drew Him to earth…..

  1. Liefde trok hem naar de aarde …..
    En het Woord is vlees geworden, en heeft onder ons gewoond (en wij hebben Zijn heerlijkheid zag, een heerlijkheid als het ware van de enige Zoon van de Vader), vol van genade en waarheid.
    Johannes 1:14. Heel mooie blog Patricia : Akte van berouw…Amen

  2. Sister, this really confirms what the Lord spoke to me early this week.. During prayer early I the morning, I heard Him say with love.. so romantically too, Jesus say, “Captivate Me!” and so I opened to “He and I” of His past words to Gabrielle Bossis, to ask Him to clarify what He meant.. and came right to this passage in that journal of Him saying to Gabrielle how the weak and wretched most attract Him.. He wants us all to know we are nothing and that we totally need Him..! This blog post and quote from Fr. Faber confirms..
    God bless you!

    • Lisa…what a beautiful comment! Would not the Spouse of our souls express such longing for love? How beautiful and endlessly fascinating is our God! I am in Lourdes, France tonight…such a holy place. Keeping all of my blogging friends in prayer! Trying To find time to post a few pictures, but it has been very hectic. Love and blessings!

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