My sweet pomegranate wine
Thomas Watson, "The Lord's Prayer"
"Christ's love compels us." 2 Corinthians 5:14
True love to love God turns the soul into a seraphim;
it makes it burn in a flame of affection. Love is the
truest touchstone of sincerity.
Love is the queen of the graces; it commands the
whole soul. If our love to God is genuine, we let Him
have the supremacy of our love. We will set Him in
the highest place of our soul. We will give Him the
purest of our love. "I would give You spiced wine to
drink, my sweet pomegranate wine." Canticles 8:2.
If the spouse had anything better--a cup more juicy
and spiced--Christ would drink of that!
We give the creature the milk of our love;
but God gets the cream!