• The first measn by which He draws is affinity, that affinity which brings creatures of the same species together, and like to its like. With this cord of affinity He drew men to the Godhead, Whom He always resembles. In order that God may draw more to Himself, and forget His wrath.

    Meister Eckhart (2007). “Meister Eckhart's Sermons”, p.16, Cosimo, Inc.