Fourteenth Meditation

(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 sun.

May the Lord grant us the grace to live for Him alone, so that the glory of the Trinity may dawn upon us in this life and shine eternally upon us in the next.

(1) John 14: 21,23

(c) Paul Buis, 2002