I have used this verse from the Song of Songs (2:5) as my tagline on this blog for a couple of months:
He brought me to the banqueting house, and his intention toward me was love.
Today, I was reflecting on the monastic cell – the place where a religious “lives”. It is the place where God leads the individual and the intent of God is only love. And the intent of the religious is on God alone – their naked intent is for Jesus.
I find that thought really comforting – there is a place where I am alone with God and where God is all about love. A place God himself has “brought me”. A place of rest! A place of no hiding from God or myself.