(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
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
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