Unity in the Heart of God
 
 Love
unites all, whether created or uncreated. The heart of God, the heart
of all creation, and our own hearts become one in love. That’s what all
the great mystics have been trying to tell us through the ages.
Benedict, Francis, Hildegard of Bingen, Hadewijch of Brabant, Meister
Eckhart, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Dag Hammarskjeld, Thomas
Merton, and many others, all in their own ways and their own languages,
have witnessed to the unifying power of the divine love. All of them,
however, spoke with a knowledge that came to them not through
intellectual arguments but through contemplative prayer. The Spirit of
Jesus allowed them to see the heart of God, the heart of the universe,
and their own hearts as one. It is in the heart of God that we can come
to the full realisation of the unity of all that is, created and
uncreated.  — Henri Nouwen

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