A Quote

While reading yesterday I came across a beautiful line.  It was included in a book of readings gathered around the subject of the human heart and was taken from a letter written by Marsilio Picino to a dear friend.

“But in truth my great love for you has impressed your image on my soul.  And just as I sometimes see myself outside myself in a mirror, so often I see you within me in my heart.”

What a lovely image of friendship and love.  How often do we let the images of our friendships and loves impress themselves upon our souls so we might see them in our hearts?  Time and distance cannot destroy the indelible image carved upon the human heart.

Can we allow our hearts to grow large enough to become the storehouse of every graced moment of love and friendship?  Perhaps some heart exercises are needed to increase our heart’s capacity to hold such grace.


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