Roots and Fruits

Reginald Garrigou-LagrangeHere [in the dark night] the Lord seems to take from the soul, for He deprives it of sensible consolation, but in reality He bestows a precious gift, nascent contemplation and a love that is more spiritual, pure, and strong. Only, we must keep in mind the saying, “The roots of knowledge are bitter and the fruits sweet”; the same must be said in a higher order of the roots and fruits of contemplation.
Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange OP (1877–1964)

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