Quote for the Day

The cloud of unknowing is that dark and obscure knowledge and love that fills the mind of the contemplative when, void of images and discursive reasoning, it rests silently in God in mystical sleep. The knowledge now suffusing the mind is only that of a faith which, nakedly divorced from any human consideration whatsoever, finds God’s truth in His revelation in Christ; and from this knowledge springs a love that touches the very essence of God, bringing yet a higher wisdom. This darkness of faith and love and wisdom is in reality a dazzling light that blinds the mind of the contemplative, thus leaving him in the mists of the cloud.

— William Johnston, The Mysticism of The Cloud of Unknowing

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  1. brazenbird says:

    Love. Love this.

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