Twenty-First Meditation

(The Spiritual Canticle - Stanza 38-39)

"His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, that through these you may escape from the corruption that is in the world because of passion, and become partakers of the divine nature…Therefore, brethren, be the more zealous to confirm your call and election, for if you do this you will never fall; so there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." (1)


United By Breath And Flame

She loves Him with His love alone:
Eternal bond stronger than death,
Drawn from Spirit, before His throne --
Sharing His life and very breath.

His breath unites her to His source,
In His bosom intimately;
With joy, she contemplates this force,
Uniting all to Trinity.

His breath returns to Him in songs
Of jubilant and perfect praise;
Heaven's choirs, for which she longs,
Resound with harmonies they raise.

The living flame of Love ignites:
It burns perfect and painlessly,
Consummating all it unites,
Unto itself - one Deity.

His Spirit, living breath and flame,
Unites her to His life and name.


May the Bridegroom unite us to Himself, perfecting us in the breath and flame of His Spirit.



1. 2 Peter 1:3-4,10-11


(c) Paul Buis, 2005