God bearing

What is this wondrous mystery unfolding within me?

I have no words to name it,

for that One is above all praise, transcends all words.

My reason sees what has happened, wishes to explain, yet can find no words to tell you.

What it sees is invisible, simple, pure, unbounded in its majesty.

I have seen the totality, received not in essence but by participation.

As when you light a flame from a flame, the whole flame you receive.

 

(St Symeon the New Theolgian)

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