To be near the fountain.

“If anyone happened to be near the fountain which Scripture says rose from the earth at the beginning of Creation and was large enough to water the earth’s surface, he would approach it marveling at the endless stream of water gushing forth and bubbling out. Never could he say that he had seen all the water…. In the same way, the person looking at the divine, invisible beauty will always discover it anew since he will see it as something newer and more wondrous in comparison to what he had already comprehended.”

St. Gregory of Nyssa, Commentary on the Song of Songs

Tenaya Creek in Yosemite Valley, 2010

3 thoughts on “To be near the fountain.

  1. I remember the first time Scripture “came alive” to me. I was perhaps 14, reading a passage I’d read dozens of times before, but that day, that moment, I realized it applied directly to a situation in my life and was speaking an answer to my dilemma. Talk about newly discovered! I began to see the word of God very differently after that.

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  2. So true, Saint Gregory! And I’m only just beginning to open my eyes. Just think of all the glory and discovery ahead! Gretchen you find the most wonderful and expressive passages to share here.


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