Receive Christ, receive power to see, receive your light . . . . More delightful than gold and precious stones, more desirable than honey and the honeycomb is the word that has enlightened us.
—Saint Clement of Alexandria (c. 150-c. 215)
The light in which you dwell, Lord, is beyond my understanding. It is so brilliant that I cannot bear it, I cannot turn my mind’s eye toward it for any length of time. I am dazzled by its brightness, amazed by its grandeur, overwhelmed by its immensity, bewildered by its abundance.
—Saint Anselm of Canterbury (c. 1033-1109)
The fullness of joy is to behold God in everything.
–Julian of Norwich (c. 1342-1417)