“Some people want to see God with their eyes as they see a cow, and to love Him as they love their cow – for the milk and cheese and profit it brings them. This is how it is with people who love God for the sake of outward wealth or inward comfort. They do not rightly love God, when they love Him for their own advantage. Indeed, I tell you the truth, any object you have in your mind, however good, will be a barrier between you and the inmost Truth.”
-Meister Eckhart 1260-1327
(Source: Edge of Enclosure)
Of all the Dominicans in all the joints in all the world…..
I do understand. As a good friend reminded me, we each have our cows that need to be “moooooved” out of the way!
Thanks Michael. So enjoy Eckhart.
A good earlier version of God as the great ATM in the sky!