Thursday, February 16, 2012

Prayer: Bonaventure


Ask for grace not instruction, desire not understanding, the groaning of prayer not diligent reading, the spouse not the teacher, God not people, darkness not clarity, not light but fire that totally inflames and carries us into God by ecstatic unctions and burning affections. This fire is God, and God's furnace is in Jerusalem; and Christ enkindles it in the heat of his burning passion...