The School of Love
My Love, my God,
the only way to make progress here
is to follow you totally
and love you unceasingly.
Let me not be left behind in the school of your love...
but in you and through you and with you,
let me progress day by day from strength to strength
and so bear fruit for you, my Love
in the new vineyard of your love.
-Gertrude the Great, in The Heart of Love: Prayers of German Women Mystics, trans. Brian Pickett