Nineteenth Meditation

(Ascent of Mount Carmel, book II: chapter 21-22)

"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves." (40)

Guided In Truth

The diviner attempts to grasp
The prophecy within his hand:
Wind of Spirit slips through his clasp;
Leaving him with a grain of sand.

In seeking Truth for self, instead,
He summons the spirits unknown.
How often is his heart misled!
The flustered Lord leaves him alone.

She knows that God spoke but One Word:
His Son in whom all Truth is known;
Humbly, she tests all she has heard
Submitting all before His throne.

The Word, the Church, and reason guide;
The Truth Himself will lead his bride.

40. Matthew 7:15

(c) Paul Buis, 2003