(Interior Castle, book VII: chapter 3)
"How good it is, how pleasant, where
the people dwell as one!…Like dew of Hermon
coming down upon the mountains of Zion. There
the LORD has lavished blessings, life for
The bride shares one life with her King:
One blood in their fidelity;
One body in their suffering;
One soul in their will's unity.
Divinity shines through her soul:
Though weaknesses remain in place,
Her brokenness in Him is whole;
Humility exudes His grace.
The Divine rain showers essence
Of love and peace on her heart's field,
That basks in light of His Presence --
Love's wheat bears its hundred-fold yield.
Their union IS a citadel;
As one in life and love they dwell.
May the King grant us the strongest
to live in union with Him in this life,
into the next.
(1) Rev 19:6b-9
(c) Paul Buis, 2002