7/28/2005

Joy Unspeakable: Jakob Boehme (1575-1624)

" There is a life, though the world comprehends it not. It has a body without defect, want, misery, anger, or death. The Holy Spirit is its air and spirit, and it is filled with love and joy. This life has been from eternity, rising up and blossoming. It is not of this earth, but of another substance-eternal life.

'' To all you who are in the process of birth: may each of you be strengthened and bud in the life of God, and grow, and bear fruit on the Tree of Paradise-may each branch and twig shelter all the others that this tree may become a great tree. Then shall we all be filled with joy unspeakable and glory."

Jakob Boehme, from "Morgenroete" ( "The Dawn")