Thomas Kelly On Singing Love

This morning, I have great affection for this quote from Thomas Kelly on p. 206 of Renovare’s Devotional Classics. For we who battle with what seems to be compulsive thinking, these words soothe me, and center me:

“The basic response of the soul to the Light is internal adoration and joy, thanksgiving and worship, self-surrender and listening. The secret places of the heart cease to be our noisy workshop. They become a holy sanctuary of adoration and self-oblation, where we are kept in perfect peace if our minds be stayed on Him who has found us in the inward springs of our life.

And in the brief intervals of overpowering visitation we are able to carry the sanctuary frame of mind out into the world, into its turmoil and fitfulness.

Powerfully are the springs of our will moved to an abandon of singing love toward God; powerfully are we moved to a new and overcoming love toward time-blinded men and all creation.”

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