BrokenOne wrote:This is something that blessed me very much when I first saw it posted. I thought it might fit well here.Spurgeon, "The Love of God and the Patience of Christ"If you receive the love of God fully into yoursouls it will nourish the contemplative life. You will want to be alone. You will prefer to sit silently at Jesus' feetwhile others wrangle over the little politicsof the day. You will give up being busybodies, talking in six peoples' houses inan hour. Quietude will charm you. You will love no company so much as thesociety of Him who is the Best and the Most. To be with God in quiet will be your highestenjoyment. You will not say, as some do,"I must have recreation." Contemplation of God isrecreation to the child of God. It creates the soul anew. And is notthis the truest recreation? Love to God will nourish the contemplativelife and so make us come forth as newcreatures, fresh from our Maker's holy hand.
I agree with this; however, there is another layer to receiving the love of God fully into our souls: loving others.
Serving others is very important.