The Holy Spirit flows into every place: People are not to receive and keep them for themselves alone, but they should share themselves and pour forth everything they possess in their bodies and souls as far as possible, and whatever others desire of them.

From Meister Eckhart and Matthew Fox, June 2019

“I am certain of this: If my soul were as ready and if God should find as much space in it as in the soul of our Lord Jesus Christ, he would just as completely fill it with this ‘river.’  For the Holy Spirit cannot keep from flowing into every place where he finds space and he flows just as extensively as the space he finds there….”

“If I speak God’s work, then I am a co-worker with God, and grace is mixed up with a creature, that is with myself….

“Human beings should be communicative and emanative with all the gifts they have received from God.  If human beings have something that they do not bestow on others, they are not good.  People who do not bestow on others spiritual things and whatever bliss is in them have never been spiritual.

People are not to receive and keep them for themselves alone, but they should share themselves and pour forth everything they possess in their bodies and souls as far as possible, and whatever others desire of them.”


Adapted from Matthew Fox, Passion For Creation: The Earth-Honoring Spirituality of Meister Eckhart, pp. 363, 365, 367.

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