Monday, July 25, 2011

The Practice of the Presence of God

A view from our front door on a most beautiful summer eve...

There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful, than that of a continual conversation with God: those only can comprehend it who practice and experience it; yet I do not advise you to do it from that motive; it is not pleasure which we ought to seek in this exercise; but let us do it from a principle of love, and because God would have us.

~Brother Lawrence (1614-1691)
From The Practice of the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence

3 comments:

Maxine said...

Lovely thoughts, Amelia. Thanks for posting them. Hope you and yours are well.

Beloved's Bride said...

Very beautiful picture!

Marianna Rose said...

that is a BEAUTIFUL picture! Brother Lawrence's writings are so wonderful- the picture goes perfectly with the quote.