Having Been Loved Well

Amata Bene

We can only love because we have been loved well.

“But what can bring more bliss, what thought can be more intoxicating than this: already to exist is a work of love!…Love is the watermark in the parchment of our existence. It is to love’s melody that our limbs respond…You feel the stream of grace which rushes into you, warm and red, and have not felt how you are loved? You seek for a proof, and yet you yourself are that proof.”

“This is love that knows the depths.”

Hans Urs Von Balthasar; Heart of the World