No Ritual Necessary

Do everything from inner motivation of the soul.

If you think to get more out of God through religious offices and devotions, in sweet retreats and solitary prayers, than while working by the fireplace or in the barn, you may as well try to catch God, wrap a mantle around his head, and stick him under your table!

To seek God by ritual is to get the ritual and lose God in the process, for he hides behind it.

On the other hand, to seek God with no outward ceremony is to take him as he is, and by doing that, you may live by the Son and become part of Life itself.

Johannes Eckhart, ca. 1260 – ca. 1328, Erfurt, Thüringen, Germany

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