“She is the mobility of all movement; She is the transparent nothing that pervades all things. She is the breath of God, a clear emanation of Divine Glory, no impurity can stain Her.”
With these words from the book of Wisdom —
And Cynthia Bourgeault’s beautiful Sophianic word painting in her new book The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three —
I am captivated by Sophia.
She is an energy that paints herself. Selects the color and moves my brush.
I cooperate by closing my eyes and taking a deep breath.
She is activity within —
She is contained, veiled.
And yet utterly free.
I read again from Cynthia’s text where she lets Thomas Merton speak —
“Sophia is the mercy of God in us.”
Ahhhh — I muse, another clue in the emerging verse.
I recall the written reminder on the top of my growing paper scrap pile — “I don’t want your sacrifice, I want your mercy.”
Yes, Sophia. I feel the difference.