Julian of Norwich

And from the time that it was shown, I desired oftentimes to know what was Our Lord’s meaning. And 15 years after and more, I was answered in ghostly understanding saying thus:

What, would you know your Lord’s meaning in this thing?

Know it well, ..... love was his meaning.

Who showed it to you? Love.

What did he show you? Love.

Why did he show it to you? For love.

Hold yourself therein,

you shall understand and know more of the same.

....Thus was I taught that love is Our Lord’s meaning.

And I saw full surely in this and in all

that before God made us he loved us,

which love was never diminished and never shall be.

Book of Showings 86