“A life of faith without love is like sunlight without warmth - the type of light that occurs in winter, when nothing grows and everything droops and dies.”
Arcana Coelestia 34:2 Emanuel Swedenborg
Today is a perfect day for this thought. It's bright and sunny outside -- much more cheering than the gloom of last week's overcast days -- but it's cold and definitely lifeless and frozen.
Looking outside at my back yard into this sunny day, I am thankful for central heating -- something Swedenborg didn't have.