Beauty is a fading flower,
Truth is but a wizard’s tower,
Where a solemn death-bell tolls,
And a forest round it rolls.
(the spent flowers of a fading season / Julie Cook / 2017)
Truth is not a thought, not a word, not a relationship between things, not a law.
Truth is a Person.
It is a Being which exceeds all beings and gives life to all.
If you seek truth with love and for the sake of love,
she will reveal the light of His face to you inasmuch as you are able
to bear it without being burned.
St. Nicholas of Serbia
“Lead me in your truth and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all the day long.”