Friday, August 10, 2012

Blessed Trinity in One

As the Flame of fire has three qualities,
so there is one God in Three Persons.
A flame is made up of
brilliant light and red power and fiery heat.
It has brillian light that it may shine,
and red power that it may endure,
and fiery heat that it may burn.
Therefore, by the brillian light understand the Father,
who with paternal love opens His brightness to His faithful;
and by the red power,
which is in  the flame that it may be strong,
understand the Son,
Who took on a body born from a Virgin,
in which His divine wonders were shown;
and by the fiery heat understand the Holy Spirit,
who burns ardently in the minds of the faithful.

~ Hildegard of Bingen
in Praying with the Benedictines

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