Monday, November 2, 2015

Purgatory - Burning Love

“We must not make purgatory into a flaming concentration camp on the brink of hell.. Saint Catherine of Genoa, a mystic of the 15th century, wrote that the ‘fire’ of purgatory is God’s love ‘burning’ the soul so that, at last, the soul is wholly aflame. It is the pain of wanting to be made totally worthy of One who is seen as infinitely lovable, the pain of desire for union that is now absolutely assured, but not yet fully tasted” 
~ Leonard Foley, O.F.M.,
"Believing in Jesus"