(Interior Castle, book VII: chapter 1)
"He who has my commandments and keeps
them, he it is who loves me; and he who loves
me will be loved by my Father, and I will
love him and manifest myself to him…If a
man loves me, he will keep my word, and my
Father will love him, and we will come to
him and make our home with him." (1)
The Truth Revealed
Having been tried and purified,
Her spirit stands before the Throne
Of Truth, who takes her as His bride;
She truly lives for God alone.
The cloud of unknowing descends,
Like morning mist on the valley;
Her intellect, as it ascends,
Beholds the Truth of Trinity!
The Father, who spoke just one Word
His Son, Jesus -- to save the lost;
The Spirit, whose Presence hovered,
At creation and Pentecost.
The glory of the Triune One
Pours through her soul like blazing
May the Lord grant us the grace to
Him alone, so that the glory of the
may dawn upon us in this life and shine
upon us in the next.
(1) John 14: 21,23
(c) Paul Buis, 2002