Today’s meditation comes from a desert father of the early church, Sahdona the Syrian.

Let us embrace the burning fire of God’s love within our hearts, for the heart’s purity is born from our closeness to him. It is only by unfailing focused gazing that the spirit gravitates to God, but the luminous ray of the simple eye of the soul is flooded with those intense rays of light that flash down on us from on high, then it is that the fire of God flares up in a great blaze within our hearts.