Fifteenth Meditation

(Interior Castle, book VII: chapter 2)

"Then I heard something like the sound of a great multitude or the sound of rushing water or mighty peals of thunder, as they said: 'Alleluia! The Lord has established his reign, (our) God, the almighty. Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory. For the wedding day of the Lamb has come, his bride has made herself ready. She was allowed to wear a bright, clean linen garment.' (The linen represents the righteous deeds of the holy ones.) Then the angel said to me, 'Write this: Blessed are those who have been called to the wedding feast of the Lamb.' And he said to me, 'These words are true; they come from God.'" (1)


Espoused

The Bridegroom takes her to His side;
The Lamb begins the wedding feast.
She stands, with wonder, as His bride --
The Greatest has chosen the least!

His embrace exudes endless peace,
With greater love than she has known.
His awesome Presence cannot cease;
His life and love become her own.

At this reception, she remains:
A bride whose dress reflects His rays;
A faithful spouse who shares His pains;
A life partner who lives His ways.

The emptied self He overflows
With life and love that only grows.


May the Lamb call us to His side to become one with Him in life and love.


(1) Rev 19:6b-9


(c) Paul Buis, 2002