and prodigious fire
hidden in the essence of things,
as in the bush,
is the fire of divine love
and the dazzling brilliance
of God’s beauty inside everything.
- Maximus the Confessor
I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud and all passed through the sea, and all of them were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. All ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they drank from a spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was the Christ.