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
Monday, December 10, 2012
Out of the silence Light is spoken
From the NASA Space Advent Calendar which is HERE.
(NASA/ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team STScI)