Thursday, December 6, 2012

The road less easy

"The mystical path will involve pain as well as joy. 
To reach the 'point of burning love of Christ,' as 
the English medieval mystic Richard Rolle (1290-1349) 
expressed it, requires discipline and commitment. 
According to him, the empty values of the world should 
be rejected. The soul's attachment to the world 
has to be broken before union with the divine 
can be achieved. And this will mean seeking 
the road less easy." 
-- Malcolm Day, writer and theologian