Contemplation ↔ Love

The good and the beautiful is but one and the same thing… Now, the beauty and goodness of the sun consist in its light… So God, Father of all light, sovereignly good and beautiful, draws our understanding by his beauty to contemplate him, and draws our will by his divine goodness to love him…. love provoking us to contemplation and contemplation to love… Rarely is a man warmed by the sunbeams without being illuminated, or illuminated without being warmed.
Saint Francis de Sales

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