I would like you to live totally by the Eucharist. May he be the source of your thoughts feelings, words and deeds. May he be the light that guides you, your inspiration, your model and your constant preoccupation. As Magdalen shed tears and poured perfume over the feet of Jesus, may you never tire of offering your prayers, aspirations and gifts before the tabernacle. I wish the Eucharist to be for you a fire of love, a burning fire, into which you can throw yourself so as to emerge as a flame with love and generosity. May the altar where Jesus sacrifices himself, also receive your sacrifices so that with him you may become a victim of love, whose odor of sweetness rises before the throne of the eternal.
Servant of God Hermann Cohen
Various Spiritual Counsels
Tierney, T 2017, A Life of Hermann Cohen: From Franz Liszt to John of the Cross, Balboa Press, Bloomington, IN
Featured image: Stained glass window from Grace Episcopal Church in NYC. Father Lawrence Lew, OP is the photographer; view this photo and more on his Flickr photostream (Some rights reserved).
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