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The Odes of Solomon: 30

Virgin OransA continuation of the Commentary on the Odes of Solomon for Awakening.

Fill ye water for yourselves from the living fountain of the Lord, for it has been opened to you.
And come all ye thirsty and take a drink, and rest by the fountain of the Lord.
For pleasing it is and sparkling, and it gives rest to the soul.
For much sweeter is its water than honey, and the honeycomb of bees is not to be compared with it.
Because it flowed from the lips of the Lord, and it gave a Name from the heart of the Lord.
And it came boundless and invisible, and until it was set in the middle they did not know it.
Blessed are they who have drunk therefrom, and rested thereby. Alleluia.

Fill ye water for yourselves from the living fountain of the Lord, for it has been opened to you. And come all ye thirsty and take a drink, and rest by the fountain of the Lord.

In the Gospel Jesus says: “Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life” (John 4:14).

The fountain of God is an interior movement proceeding from God who is seated at the core of our being. Each one of us a throne of God. Therefore the call to the fountain is a call to go within and discover the wellsprings of life that are within us. Further, we are to rest in our interior peace.

For pleasing it is and sparkling, and it gives rest to the soul. For much sweeter is its water than honey, and the honeycomb of bees is not to be compared with it. Because it flowed from the lips of the Lord, and it gave a Name from the heart of the Lord.

Here we see that the water is so wondrous and enjoyable because it comes from the mouth of the Lord and bears within it “a Name from the heart of the Lord.” This is the Divine Word that is both with God and is God. Therefore nothing could be more necessary to us than that Word. The first step in creation is the vibrating out of the Divine Silence of the Word of Life, the Breath Word which is breathed out in the form of all that exists. And yet it also transcends creation, being essentially divine. It is faithful and true, revealing (witnessing) the Presence within us of God in his fulness as Trinity and Unity. The Word comes from the heart of God and leads us back into that heart.

And it came boundless and invisible, and until it was set in the middle they did not know it.

The Word is infinite and unperceived until it is set in the midst of our consciousness through its invocation and meditation. Those who do so come to know it; others do not.

Blessed are they who have drunk therefrom, and rested thereby.

Those who drink perpetually of that Word of Life, living by its divine power, shall enter into the eternal Sabbath, the Seventh transcendental level of being that is the bosom of the Father (John 1:18), the resting place of the Son and of all sons of God.

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