book III: chapter 1-2

We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the things freely given us by God. And we speak about them not with words taught by human wisdom, but with words taught by the Spirit, describing spiritual realities in spiritual terms. ” (1 Cor 2:12-13)

Washed Away

The memory is a wasteland —
The mind’s storehouse for the senses:
Impressions written in the sand;
Emotion-laden pretenses.

She struggles to set her heart free;
To break apart the chains of past.
A clear and present memory
Responds to the Spirit at last!

His divine touch will wash away
Her memory like surf on sand.
Wisdom Itself will lead the way,
With movements guided by His hand.

Divine Wisdom, with mystery,
Will wash away her history.

May the Spirit wash away our memories to prepare the way for receiving divine Wisdom.

(c) Paul Buis, 2003