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Not surprisingly, the following quote from St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, (Edith Stein), took my thoughts to The Song of Songs.
“If the love of Christ lives in us, then we do as He did and seek after the lost sheep. Natural love seeks to possess the beloved entirely and as far as possible not to share
him. Christ came to win back lost mankind for the Father; whoever loves with His love will want people for God and not for himself.”
This is one very distinct difference between natural love and the spousal love of the Bridegroom. Like the Bride of The Song, a soul in love with Jesus cannot and does not want
to keep Him all for herself! She desires that all the maidens follow her in His footsteps and taste of His love that is better than wine. It is a holy contradiction that while she is His and He is hers, the Bridegroom and the Bride delight in sharing their
love with all who accept the invitation. “Eat, friends, and drink, drink deep, my dearest friends.” (5:1) She is His enclosed garden and sealed fountain yet her shoots reach far and wide to form an orchard of pomegranate trees and her fountain is a “well
of living water, streams flowing down from Lebanon.” (4:15)
The beautiful truth is that Christ our Divine Bridegroom loves each soul with a profoundly personal and intimate love and every soul that comes to know His Love desires to draw
others to Him. With Christ what is most personal is most universal.
“Let the beloved draw all hearts to himself, like a perfume spreading and invading the universe; this is her joy, the one who is beloved of God!” (The Cantata of Love)
May all souls fall in love with Him, the Healer of Hearts and Lover of Souls.
Together in His Heart,