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The Bride of the Christ(Mary of Magdalen)The Bride of the Christ by ~PrayerWings
It's written in the Gospel of Philip: "Mary was his mother, his sister and his companion". I notice now that occasionally even the Gnostics find the seed of the truth.
You sacrificed all in the name of love
your crown of thorns is made
from the lovely scented roses
and your whole fragile body
is covered with wounds of love
and even still
Before Jesus awakened the daughter of Jairos from the dream of death, he made another miracle: He cast out seven devils from you, Mary of Magdalen. Because of this act you loved Jesus more than your own life. Some say that your Hebrew first name means 'bi
A cup of wine for the memory of you, Aurelius(St. Augustine)A cup of wine for the memory of you, Aurelius by ~PrayerWings
When the Visigoths were burning the city of Rome
You wrote the name of the Unknown God
to the marble of the Eternal City
just like Jesus once wrote
all that to the sand
where it would be washed away by the rain
- perhaps this was your main mistake.
Among all the wise teachers of the Church
you are the one, who is the most contradictory.
You wrote on
the inflammable papyrus
that the duration
of the fire of Hell
just like Heaven
Friend of the God, companion of the paradoxes(Meister Eckhart)Friend of the God, companion of the paradoxes by ~PrayerWings
You were born perhaps in the small village of Tambach in Thüring. Your parents were maybe farmers, but we can not know this with absolute certainty any more. In the days of your youth you joined the ordain of Ordo Praedicatorum ie. the Dominican Order in Erfurt. Later on you were chosen as prior in the Dominican Order. Your early latin dissertations emphasize the role of giving away of one's own selfish craving in the spiritual path, uninterestedness for the benefit of the God Almighty. Soon you moved away, you first started to study the sentences in Cologne, then you visited Strassburg
Musician of the Silence(San Juan de la Cruz)Musician of the Silence by ~PrayerWings
You were a Carmelite in the style of the most severe and the most poor: Shoeless.
There is a passage in the Gospel of Matthew, where Jesus sends the disciples to the world with these carefully chosen words: Do not carry gold or silver in your belt; Do not take a bag or two robes or shoes or stick; because the worker has earned his meal. You were so serious a person, John, that you interpreted these words in their literal meaning , which was also the most poor and most miserable meaning: You chose to walk without shoes just like Jesus and his closest disciples.
Perhaps you recalled the words of the Lord t