BY MEISTER ECKHART
Earth cannot get away from heaven: let the earth drop downward or rise upward, heaven still penetrates it, imbuing it with strength and making it fruitful, whether it does want to or not.
That is how God treats man: when he thinks to escape God, he runs into God’s bosom, for every hideout is open to him.
God begets his Son in you whether you like it or not, whether you sleep or wake – still God is at work.
That man is not aware of it is the fault of his tarnished mind, which is smeared with the scrum of creatures, in which there is none of the salt of God’s love.
If we had God’s love in us, we could perceive God in all his works and we would accept anything as from God and finish his work along with him. In sameness of intent we are his only begotten Son.