Printed on a soft, ethically produced Bella+Canvas Airlume cotton long sleeve tee.
Inspired by a sermon from Bernard of Clairvaux:
all the movements, sensations and feelings of the soul, love is the
only one in which the creature can respond to the Creator and make some
sort of similar return however unequal though it be.
Clearly, lover and Love, soul and Word, bride and Bridegroom, creature and Creator do not flow with the same volume; one might as well equate a thirsty man with the fountain.
What then of the bride’s hope, her aching desire, her passionate love, her confident assurance? Is all this to wilt just because she cannot match stride for stride with her giant, any more than she can vie with honey for sweetness, rival the lamb for gentleness, show herself as white as the lily, burn as bright as the sun, be equal in love with him who is Love?
It is true that the creature loves less because she is less. But if she loves with her whole being, nothing is lacking where everything is given."