That infinite, ineffable true Good
that dwells in Heaven speeds instantly to love,
as light rays to a shining surface would;
Just as much ardor as it finds, it gives:
the greater the proportion of our love,
the more eternal goodness we receive;
The more souls there are above who are in love
the more there are worth loving;
love grows more,
each soul a mirror mutually mirroring.
- Dante, from his Purgatorio (Canto XV)
A Note to My Readers -
I've decided to remove my Sunday posts from the weekly cycle. Although I hope they've been of benefit to some of you, they are necessarily secondary to my regular work of sermon preparation each week. I've found that having that extra post to write simply added to the burden of my work. For those readers who would still like access to my weekly work in Scriptural exposition, I would ask them to access the podcasts of my sermons (available through a link in the sidebar), since that remains the primary form of my Bible teaching each week.