Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Midweek Meditation: "Chewing on the Goodness of God" (Anselm of Canterbury)

St Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)
"Christian soul, soul raised from sad death, soul redeemed from miserable slavery and set free by the Blood of God, rouse your mind; dwell upon your resurrection from the dead, and ponder well the history of your redemption and your liberation. Consider where the strength of your salvation comes from, and what it is. Employ yourself in musing on it, delight yourself in contemplating it; shake off your sloth, do violence to your heart, bend your whole mind to it; taste the goodness of your Redeemer, burn with love for your Savior. Chew the honeycomb of his words, suck their flavor, which is more pleasing than honey, swallow their health-giving sweetness. Chew by thinking, suck by understanding, swallow by loving and rejoicing. Be happy in chewing, be grateful in sucking, delight in swallowing." (Anselm of Canterbury)


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