Trinity Love – in Jesus – Beckons, Waits

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O soul, return, for Jesus Christ is calling you with hands outstretched on the cross; return, for the whole abyss of the Trinity stands ready for your coming.

See how patiently He waited – oh how long He waited for you!….He was mercifully expecting your return!…
Return, O soul: Christ is waiting for you on the cross. His head is inclined for a kiss, His arms are spread out for an embrace, and His hands open in a gesture of giving. His body is stretched in a position of total offering; His feet are attached so that He will remain with you; His side is open to let you in.

[Bonaventure, “Soliloquy on the Four Spiritual Exercises”  I:4-38, 39. Engl. trans. Jose de Vinck, Works of Bonaventure, Vol. III – Patterson, NJ: St. Anthony Guild Press, 1966, 69.]

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3 thoughts on “Trinity Love – in Jesus – Beckons, Waits

  1. Thank you, Joanne, for sharing these beautiful words. Many joyful Easter blessings to you!

  2. David Gormong

    Joanne, thank you for this beautiful quote. You have inspired me to return to Bonaventure, and to search for the Soliloquium which I have not yet read. Thank you. — David Gormong

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