The Way Out of Our Darkness
So I want you…to open the eyes of your understanding to gaze within the vessel of self-knowledge. In this knowledge you will discover that you are a vessel into which this glorious and precious blood is received. The divine nature is fused into the blood with the fire of charity. When you gaze into the vessel of self-knowledge you discover this blood which God has given through his Son. And since the blood was shed only because of sin, you discover in it the knowledge of yourself. And when you see that you are sinful, you see also divine justice in the blood, since [Christ] shed his blood to bring sin to justice. Then you know that God’s eternal will wants nothing other than that we be made holy, for [Christ] would not have given his life if he had wanted anything other than our good. So gaze into the blood that you discover within the vessel of your very selves.
Open, open the eyes of your understanding onto Power, the eternal Father, whom you find in this blood because of the union of the divine nature with human nature. And you will find Wisdom, the Son. And in that Wisdom you will recognize God’s supreme eternal goodness as well as our own poverty when you discover Mercy, the Holy Spirit, who was the bond that joined God with humanity and humanity with God, and who held this Word fixed and nailed to the wood of the most holy cross. So your will will be filled and will reach out to love, and you will bind yourselves so tightly with Christ crucified that neither the devil nor anyone else will ever be able to separate you from him. In fact, anything that may act against you will only serve to strengthen your union with God and with your neighbors. For virtue is tested by what opposes it, and the more virtue is tested in us, the more perfect our union with our Creator becomes.