“If now, alas! It is cold winter, with short days and long night, bold simmer speedily walks in to set us free from distress in a short time: that is plainly seen from this New Year; the hazelnut tree offers us fair blooms, the season’s public token–Ya, Vale, Vale, Millies–All who in the New Spring–si
“I have spoken these things to you that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be made full. This is my commandment, that you love one another, even as I have
“Ah, Divine Spirit, how Nature is subtle in many ways, in
“I spoke: Holy One, blessed are the eyes that shall forever gaze upon this surging love and grasp this wonder. I can never describe it. The Mountain spoke: They eyes that are to see me thus must be graced by these seven things, otherwise, they can never experience it. These are: 1) Slow to borrow, 2) Quick to pay back, 3) To hold back nothing for yourself, 4)To be kind in the face of hatred, 5) To be loving in the face of cruelty, 6) To be pure as to guilt, and 7) Ready for all one might receive.” (Mechtild de Magdeburg-The Flowering Light of the Godhead, p. 86) Let us meditate on these 7 ideas and the surging love that rise up in all reality.
May Pure Wine bring you infinite blessings for this New Year.