Advent at the School of St. Bernard (10)

December 17, 2020
Adoration in the Forest – Filippo Lippi

We must carefully examine the way in which He is coming, so that, fittingly, we can go to meet Him.

As He came once on earth, in visible flesh, to effect our salvation, so does He still comes every day invisibly and in spirit to save each of our souls.

No, O man, you do not need to cross the sea, to penetrate the clouds, to scale the mountain-tops! The road which is before you is not long to travel, you only have to turn within yourself to meet your God; for His word is in your mouth and in your heart. Go then at least to meet Him through compunction of heart and by confession of mouth, or, at least, come away from the dung heap on which your unhappy soul lies prostrate, for it is not proper that the Author of purity should enter there.

L’Adoration dans la forêt - Filippo Lippi

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Title: L’Adoration dans la forêt
Artist: Filippo Lippi
Date: 1459