Anselm

Anselm on Desiring God

Today's Worship Quote is from St. Anselm. He served as Archbishop of Canterbury and is sometimes referred to as the "father of scholasticism." He may be most famous for his "ontological proof" - an attempt to prove by logic that God exists.

DESIRING GOD
O Lord our God,
Grant us grace to desire you with our whole heart,
  that so desiring we may seek and find you;
  and so finding you; we may love you;
  and loving you, we may hate those sins from which you
    have redeemed us,
  for the sake of Jesus Christ. Amen.

- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109), Proslogion.


CHIP’S THOUGHTS

Lord, thank you for seeking us before we knew to seek after you. Thank you for loving us long before we ever loved you. Amen!

Have a great week!


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St. Anselm on Our Knowledge and Love for God

Proslogion, with the Replies of Gaunilo and Anselm
By Anselm, Thomas Williams, Thomas Williams

THAT I MAY KNOW YOU AND LOVE YOU

My God,
I pray that I may so know you and love you
that I may rejoice in you.
And if I may not do so fully in this life
let me go steadily on
to the day when I come to that fullness . . .

Meanwhile let my mind meditate on it
let my heart love it
let my mouth preach it
let my soul hunger for it
my flesh thirst for it
and my whole being desire it
until I enter into the joy of my Lord.

- St. Anselm (1033-1109), from PROSLOGION, as found in EERDMANS' BOOK OF CHRISTIAN CLASSICS: A TREASURY OF CHRISTIAN WRITINGS THROUGH THE CENTURIES, compiled by Veronica Zundel, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1985, p. 27.


CHIP'S THOUGHTS

Anselm served as Archbishop of Cantebury and is sometimes referred to as the "father of scholasticism." He may be most famous for his "ontological proof" - an attempt to prove by logic that God exists. Today's WORSHIP QUOTE OF THE WEEK comes from his book PROSLOGION.

Have a great day. 


To find out more about Chip Stam and his Worship Quote of the Week, click below. 

Anselm on Loving God

That I May Know You and Love You

My God,
I pray that I may so know you and love you
that I may rejoice in you.
And if I may not do so fully in this life
let me go steadily on
to the day when I come to that fullness . . .

Meanwhile let my mind meditate on it
let my heart love it
let my mouth preach it
let my soul hunger for it
my flesh thirst for it
and my whole being desire it
until I enter into the joy of my Lord.

- St. Anselm (1033-1109), from PROSLOGION, as found in EERDMANS' BOOK OF CHRISTIAN CLASSICS: A TREASURY OF CHRISTIAN WRITINGS THROUGH THE CENTURIES, compiled by Veronica Zundel, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1985, p. 27.


CHIP'S THOUGHTS

Anselm served as Archbishop of Cantebury and is sometimes referred to as the "father of scholasticism." He may be most famous for his "ontological proof" - an attempt to prove by logic that God exists. Today's WORSHIP QUOTE OF THE WEEK comes from his book PROSLOGION.

Have a great day.

(Originally posted 9/2/1997)


To find out more about Chip Stam and his Worship Quote of the Week, click below.