The Love Of Eternal Wisdom - St. Louis De Montfort
by St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort
This book gives the essential context of all the other writings of St. Louis de Montfort. In it he treats of the relationship between God and mankind, stressing first and foremost the love of God for human beings, and the plan he devised for saving them from the consequences of sin. Using many texts from the Old Testament Wisdom literature, he meditates on the extraordinary desire God has to love them and be loved by them. He, like St Paul and St John, sees the Savior, Jesus Christ, as the embodiment of the Wisdom of God, and applies to Christ the title "Eternal and Incarnate Wisdom of God" - therefore the "Eternal Wisdom" in the title of the book is to be taken as Jesus Christ himself. In his reflections on the love of God for humans, St Louis de Montfort picks out the death of Christ on the Cross as the greatest manifestation of this love, to the point where he can say:Wisdom is the Cross, and the Cross is Wisdom.