God is Light
by St. Symeon the New Theologian
We do not speak of things of which we are ignorant, but we |
bear witness to that which we know. For the light already shines
in the darkness, in the night and in the day, in our hearts and minds. This light without change, without decline and never extinguished enlightens us; it speaks, it acts, it lives and gives life, and transforms into light those whom it illumes. God is Light and those whom He makes to see Him see Him as Light: those who receive Him,receive Him as Light.
St. Symeon the New Theologian 949AD to 1022AD
From: Mysticism - A Study and an Anthology by F.C. Happold