You should not imagine that your reason can evolve
to the extent of understanding God. Rather, if God is to shine
divinely within you, your natural light cannot assist this process
but must become a pure nothingness, going out of itself.
Only then can God enter with his light, bringing back
with him all that you have renounced and a thousand times
more, including a new form which contains all things in itself.
The teachings of Jesus are as pure, direct and liberating
today as they were before two thousand years of appropriation
and institutionalisation by the church ~ and it's just as possible
for us now to enter into direct relationship with God.
As Hildegard of Bingen said,
The Word is living, being, spirit,
all verdant greening, all creativity.
This Word manifests itself
in every creature.