13 April 2021Just a thought
I saw that God never began to love us. … We have always been in God's foreknowledge, known and loved from without beginning. … We were made for love.
— Julian of Norwich (English Mystic, died ca. 1416)
Comment by Matthew Fox:
To say we have been 'loved from without beginning' is to speak of original blessing rather than original sin. Julian breaks with Augustine and others who have preached about an original sin, and she sides with all those who know we have been loved before the beginning.
Do you agree with Julian that we were made for love? How are we doing? What levels and kinds of love have you tasted? What do you still have to learn about love?