Twentieth Meditation

(The Spiritual Canticle - Stanza 36-37)

"But as it is written: 'What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, and what has not entered the human heart, what God has prepared for those who love him,' this God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit scrutinizes everything, even the depths of God… We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the things freely given us by God. And we speak about them not with words taught by human wisdom, but with words taught by the Spirit, describing spiritual realities in spiritual terms… For 'who has known the mind of the Lord, so as to counsel him?' But we have the mind of Christ." (1)


Caverns of Christ

Jewel-encrusted veins of ore,
Hidden in caverns deep and high,
Await her - she's called to explore;
In pondering Him, He draws nigh.

In Wisdom, the Truth's vast treasure
Of immense joy and awesome grace,
Flow with knowledge beyond measure --
He is revealed in His embrace.

The purest gems of greatest prize,
Are formed in the depths of the cross:
As she's transformed, the old self dies --
Diamonds emerge from what was dross.

With gentle love, He leads His bride
Into the depths of mystery;
Lover's secrets He will confide,
Abounding in joy and beauty.

His wisdom is a vast, rich mine;
In her, His ore He will refine.


May the Bridegroom guide us into the beauty and joy of His mysteries by the light of His Spirit's wisdom.



1. 1 Corinthians 2:9-10,12-13,16


(c) Paul Buis, 2005