wish for nothing else

“… let nothing disturb your peace. Do good under all circumstances, but with no care for any profit, or any blessedness, or any damnation, or any salvation, or any martyrdom; but all you do or omit should be for the honor of Love. … Serve nobly, wish for nothing else, and fear nothing else: and let Love freely care of herself. For Love rewards to the full … For the honor of Love, renounce yourself as far as you can, to be purely obedient in all the belongs to your greatest perfection, both in doing and in omitting. To this end you must remain humble, and unexalted by the works you are able to accomplish …”

Hadewijch of Antwerp as quoted in Spiritual Classics edited by Richard Foster and Emile Griffin (Harper, 2000), pp.201-202


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