Monday, December 10, 2012

Out of the silence Light is spoken

From the NASA Space Advent Calendar which is HERE.

 NGC 1999, a dust filled bright nebula surrounding a vast hole of empty space in the constellation Orion. Hubble Heritage astronomers, in collaboration with scientists in Texas and Ireland, used Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 to obtain this color image. (NASA/ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team STScI)

We do not see the Blinding One in black emptiness.
He speaks to us gently in ten thousand things, in 
which His light is one fulness and one Wisdom. 

Perhaps in a certain very primitive aspect Sophia is 
the unknown, the dark, the nameless Ousia.  Perhaps 
she is even the Divine Nature, One in Father, Son 
and Holy Ghost.  And perhaps she is in infinite light 
unmanifest, not even wanting to be known as Light.

This I do not know.  Out of the silence Light is 
spoken.  We do not have it or see it until it is spoken.

-Thomas Merton, "Hagia Sophia", Collected Poems, p. 366-367


  1. ...out of the silence Light is spoken...
    Genesis is kindled... Contemplation flickers and stirs...

    1. and that's just what it is, flickering, stirring ... at least seems so to me ...