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, we cannot live in a world
that is interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world
is not a hope. Part of the terror is to take back our own
listening. To use our own voice. To see our own light.