Illustration by Hildegard of Bingen
With a special request from my new friend floweringpoverello, here are 3 consecutive posts from my first blogging days to share some wisdom from Saint Hildegard of Bingen.
“WE CANNOT LIVE IN A WORLD THAT IS INTERPRETED FOR US BY OTHERS. AN INTERPRETED WORLD IS NOT A HOPE. PART OF THE TERROR IS TO TAKE BACK OUR OWN LISTENING. TO USE OUR OWN VOICE. TO SEE OUR OWN LIGHT.”
“WE SHALL AWAKEN FROM OUR DULLNESS AND RISE VIGOROUSLY TOWARDS JUSTICE. IF WE FALL IN LOVE WITH CREATION DEEPER AND DEEPER, WE WILL RESPOND TO ITS ENDANGERMENT WITH PASSION.”
“A HUMAN BEING IS A VESSEL THAT GOD HAS BUILT FOR HIMSELF AND FILLED WITH HIS INSPIRATION SO THAT HIS WORKS ARE PERFECTED IN IT.”
“THERE IS THE MUSIC OF HEAVEN IN ALL THINGS.”
How amazing is this Renaissance woman of the 12th Century who can speak to our current age with sound advice!