Quote for the Day

Mystics tell us that spiritual progress requires moral progress; indeed, certain moral imperatives are laid down as preliminaries to the mystical life. There is no point, for example, in proclaiming a higher love is ordinary love is lacking; there is no point in aspiring to see God if we persecute our neighbour; there is no point in preaching universal peace if we participate in war and cruelty; there is no point in preaching Christ with hatred or wrath in our hearts.

— Patrick Grant, A Dazzling Darkness

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  • Al Jordan

    Ah, the sum of all wisdom: to be transformed by love and grace so that we live a different kind of life. I love this quote for its directness and clarity. It is not enough to “know,” we must be changed by what we know. Thanks, Carl, for selecting this quote for the day.