“He that desires to enter furthest into the secrets of this mystery (the Eucharist) and to understand more than others, can better learn by love than by enquiry … . If he will … pass through the mystery with great devotion and purest simplicity, and converse with the purities of the sacrament frequently and with holy intention, this man shall understand more by his experience than the greatest clerks can by all their subtleties, the commentaries of the doctors and the glosses of inquisitive men. “The love of the Lord,” saith the wise man, “passeth all things for illumination.””
Jeremy Taylor, in Reginald Heber and Charles Page Eden, eds., The Whole Works of the Right Reverend Jeremy Taylor, D.D. with a Life of the Author, 10 vols. (London: Longman, Green, Longmans, Roberts and Green, 1847-52): 8:47. (via adventboston)
On his feast day, we ask Jeremy Taylor to pray for us, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.