Julian of Norwich quotes

  • The greatest honor we can give Almighty God is to live gladly because of the knowledge of his love.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Godly #Giving #Honor

  • For we are so preciously loved by God that we cannot even comprehend it.
    -- Julian of Norwich

  • All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Faith #Wells

  • God loved us before he made us; and his love has never diminished and never shall.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #His Love #Made

  • The fullness of Joy is to behold God in everything.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Positive #Joy #Fullness

  • For we are so preciously loved by God that we cannot even comprehend it. No created being can ever know how much and how sweetly and tenderly God loves them. It is only with the help of his grace that we are able to persevere in spiritual contemplation with endless wonder at his high, surpassing, immeasurable love which our Lord in his goodness has for us.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Spiritual #Grace #Able

  • Lord Jesus, I have heard you say: 'Sin is necessary but all will be well, and all will be well, and every kind of thing will be well'.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Jesus #Kind #Sin

  • We are in God and God whom we do not see is in us.
    -- Julian of Norwich

  • Our Savior is our true Mother in whom we are endlessly born and out of whom we shall never come.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Mother #Born #Savior

  • Between God and the soul there is no between.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Soul

  • Truth sees God, and wisdom contemplates God, and from these two comes a third, a holy and wonderful delight in God, who is love.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Two #Delight #Wonderful

  • In God's sight we do not fall: in our own we do not stand.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #God #Fall #Sight

  • Our Lord is the ground from whom our prayer grows and in his love and grace he himself gives us our prayers.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Prayer #Giving #Grace

  • When we, by the working of mercy and grace, be made meek and mild, we are fully safe; suddenly is the soul oned to God when it is truly peaced in itself: for in Him is found no wrath.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Wrath #Grace #Soul

  • As truly as God is our Father, so truly God is our Mother.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Mother #Father

  • Everything has being through the love of God.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #God Love

  • He that made all things for love, by the same love keepeth them, and shall keep them without end.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Life #Same Love #Ends

  • Pray, even if you feel nothing, see nothing. For when you are dry, empty, sick or weak, at such a time is your prayer most pleasing to God, even though you may find little joy in it. This is true of all believing prayer.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Prayer #Believe #Sick

  • God willeth that we endlessly hate the sin and endlessly love the soul, as God loveth it.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #God #Hate #Soul

  • That love of God is hard and marvelous. It cannot and will not be broken because of our sins.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Broken #Sin #God Love

  • Our life is all grounded and rooted in love, and without love we may not live.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Life #May #Grounded

  • My, how busy we become when we lose sight of how God loves us.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Heart #Sight #Soul

  • The fullness of joy is to behold God in everything. God is the ground, the substance, the teaching, the teacher, the purpose, and the reward for which every soul labors.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Teacher #Teaching #Joy

  • This is our Lord's will... that our prayer and our trust be, alike, large.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Prayer #Lord #Our Prayers

  • See that I am God. See that I am in everything. See that I do everything. See that I have never stopped ordering my works, nor ever shall, eternally. See that I lead everything on to the conclusion I ordained for it before time began, by the same power, wisdom and love with which I made it. How can anything be amiss?
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #And Love #Made #Conclusion

  • But Jesus, who in this Vision informed me of all that is necessary for me, answered and said: It was necessary that there should be sin; but all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Jesus #Vision #Sin

  • For in the Third Showing when I saw that God does all that is done, I saw no sin: and then I saw that all is well. But when God showed me for sin, then said He: All SHALL be well.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Doe #Done #Saws

  • The Elements of Prayer|Its ground: God, by whose goodness it springeth in us. |Its use: to turn our will to His will. |Its end: to be made one with Him and like to Him in all things.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Prayer #Use #Elements

  • Wouldst thou learn thy Lord's meaning in this thing? Learn it well: Love was His meaning. Who shewed it thee? Love. What shewed He thee? Love. Wherefore shewed it He? For Love. Hold thee therein and thou shalt learn and know more in the same. But thou shalt never know nor learn therein other thing without end. Thus was I learned that Love was our Lord's meaning.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Life #Lord #Ends

  • God is nearer to us than our own spirit
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Peaceful #Spirit

  • For our soul is so preciously loved of him that is highest, that it over-passeth the knowing of all creatures.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Knowing #Soul #Creatures

  • Glad and merry and sweet is the blessed and lovely demeanour of our Lord towards our souls, for he saw us always living in love-longing, and he wants our souls to be gladly disposed toward him . . . by his grace he lifts up and will draw our outer disposition to our inward, and will make us all at unity with him, and each of us with others in the true, lasting joy which is Jesus.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Sweet #Jesus #Blessed

  • I was wholly at peace, at ease and at rest, so that there was nothing upon earth which could have afflicted me. This lasted for a time, and then I was changed ... I felt there was no ease or comfort for me except faith, hope and love, and truly I felt very little of this. And then presently God gave me again comfort and rest for my soul ... And then again I felt the pain, and then afterwards the delight and joy, now the one and now the other, again and again, I suppose about twenty times.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Pain #Grieving #Joy

  • God, of thy goodness, give me Thyself; for Thou art enough for me, and I can ask for nothing less that can be full honor to Thee. And if I ask anything that is less, ever Shall I be in want, for only in Thee have I all.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Art #Giving #Honor

  • Prayer is a new, gracious, lasting will of the soul united and fast-bound to the will of God by the precious and mysterious working of the Holy Ghost.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Prayer #Soul #Mysterious

  • ... so our customary practice of prayer was brought to mind: how through our ignorance and inexperience in the ways of love we spend so much time on petition. I saw that it is indeed more worthy of God and more truly pleasing to him that through his goodness we should pray with full confidence, and by his grace cling to him with real understanding and unshakeable love, than that we should go on making as many petitions as our souls are capable of.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Prayer #Real #Ignorance

  • I saw full surely that ere God made us He loved us; which love was never slacked, nor ever shall be. And in this love He hath done all His works; and in this love He hath made all things profitable to us; and in this love our life is everlasting. In our making we had beginning; but the love wherein He made us was in Him from without beginning: in which love we have our beginning. And all this shall we see in God, without end.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Life #Done #Saws

  • Charity keepeth us in Faith and Hope, and Hope leadeth us in Charity. And in the end all shall be Charity.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Life #Charity #Hope And Faith

  • We are kept all as securely in Love in woe as in weal, by the Goodness of God.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Woe #Goodness #Goodness Of God

  • Prayer is the deliberate and persevering action of the soul. It is true and enduring, and full of grace. Prayer fastens the soul to God and makes it one with God's will.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Prayer #Grace #Soul

  • But for failing love on our part, therefore is all our travail.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Failing

  • The fruit and the purpose of prayer is to be oned with and like God in all things.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Prayer #Purpose #Fruit

  • And I saw that truly nothing happens by accident or luck, but everything by God's wise providence. If it seems to be accident or luck from our point of view, our blindness and lack of foreknowledge is the cause; for matters that have been in God's foreseeing wisdom since before time began befall us suddenly, all unawares; and so in our blindness and ignorance we say that this is accident or luck, but to our Lord God it is not so.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Wise #Ignorance #Views

  • But for I am a woman should I therefore live that I should not tell you the goodness of God?
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Goodness #Should #Goodness Of God

  • God is our clothing, that wraps, clasps and encloses us so as to never leave us.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #God #Clothings

  • He said not 'Thou shalt not be tempested, thou shalt not be travailed, thou shalt not be dis-eased'; but he said, 'Thou shalt not be overcome.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Overcoming #Said

  • ...the goodness of God is the highest object of prayer and it reaches down to our lowest need.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Prayer #Needs #Goodness

  • As we know, our own mother bore us only into pain and dying. But our true mother, Jesus, who is all love, bears us into joy and endless living. Blessed may he be.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Mother #Jesus #Pain

  • Pray inwardly, even if you do not enjoy it. It does good, though you feel nothing. Yes, even though you think you are doing nothing.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Prayer #Thinking #Doe

  • He [Jesus] did not say, 'You will never have a rough passage, you will never be over-strained, you will never feel uncomfortable,' but he did say, 'You will never be overcome.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Jesus #Overcoming #Uncomfortable

  • Be a Gardener. Dig a ditch. Toil and sweat. And turn the earth upside down. And seek the deepness. And water plants in time. Continue this labor. And make sweet floods to run, and noble and abundant fruits to spring. Take this food and drink, and carry it to God as your true worship.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Running #Sweet #Spring

  • ... our natural Will is to have God, and the Good Will of God is to have us; and we may never cease from willing nor from longing till we have Him in fullness of joy: and then may we no more desire.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Joy #Desire #May

  • Where do we begin? Begin with the heart.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Heart

  • For in every soul that shall be saved is a Godly Will that never assented to sin, nor ever shall.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Godly #Soul #Sin

  • Greatly ought we to rejoice that God dwells in our soul; and more greatly ought we to rejoice that our soul dwells in God. Our soul is created to be God’s dwelling place, and the dwelling of our souls is God, who is uncreated. It is a great understanding to see and know inwardly that God, who is our Creator, dwells in our soul, and it is a far greater understanding to see and know inwardly that our soul, which is created, dwells in God in substance, of which substance, though God, we are what we are.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Dwelling #Understanding #Soul

  • Where I say that He abideth sorrowfully and moaning, it meaneth all the true feeling that we have in our self, in contrition and compassion, and all sorrowing and moaning that we are not oned with our Lord. And all such that is speedful, it is Christ in us. And though some of us feel it seldom, it passeth never from Christ till what time He hath brought us out of all our woe. For love suffereth never to be without pity.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Life #Compassion #Self

  • All that is contrary to love and peace is of the Fiend and of his part.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Life #Peace And Love

  • Love and Dread are brethren, and they are rooted in us by the Goodness of our Maker, and they shall never be taken from us without end. We have of nature to love and we have of grace to love: and we have of nature to dread and we have of grace to dread.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Life #Taken #Grace

  • The ground of mercy is love, and the working of mercy is our keeping in love. And this was shewed in such manner that I could not have perceived of the part of mercy but as it were alone in love; that is to say, as to my sight.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Life #Sight #Mercy

  • We give our intent to love and meekness, by the working of mercy and grace we are made all fair and clean.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Life #Giving #Grace

  • If any such lover be in earth which is continually kept from falling, I know it not: for it was not shewed me. But this was shewed: that in falling and in rising we are ever preciously kept in one Love.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Life #Fall #Rising

  • Peace and love are ever in us, being and working; but we be not alway in peace and in love.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Life #Love Life #And Love

  • This is our Lord’s will, that our prayer and our trust be both alike large. For if we trust not as much as we pray, we do not full worship to our Lord in our prayer, and also we tarry and pain our self. The cause is, as I believe, that we know not truly that our Lord is Ground on whom our prayer springeth; and also that we know not that it is given us by the grace of His love. For if we knew this, it would make us to trust to have, of our Lord’s gift, all that we desire. For I am sure that no man asketh mercy and grace with true meaning, but if mercy and grace be first given to him.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Prayer #Pain #Believe

  • He did not say: You will not be assailed, you will not be belabored, you will not be disquieted, but he did said: You will not be overcome.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Hope #Overcoming #Said

  • Every act of kindness and compassion done by any man for his fellow Christian is done by Christ working within him.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Christian #Kindness #Men

  • Prayer unites the soul to God.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Prayer #Soul

  • ...we need to fall, and we need to be aware of it; for if we did not fall, we should not know how weak and wretched we are of ourselves, nor should we know our Maker's marvellous love so fully...
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Fall #Needs #Weak

  • The ground of mercy is love, and the working of mercy is our keeping in love.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Life #Love Life #Mercy

  • Love was without beginning, is, and shall be without ending.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Life

  • Until I am essentially united with God, I can never have full rest or real happiness.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #God #Real #United

  • Cheerful givers do not count the cost of what they give. Their hearts are set on pleasing and cheering the person to whom the gift is given.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Positive #Cheer #Heart

  • Cheerful givers do not count the cost of what they give.
    -- Julian of Norwich

    #Compassion #Giving #Cheerful