Several posts today, but this will be the last for the day. Scott Cairns’ rendition of St Isaac of Nineveh gets it exactly right.
In love did He bring the world
into being, and in love
does He guide its difficult,
slow-seeming journey now
through the arc of time. In love will He
one day bring all the world to a wondrous,
transformed state, and utterly
in love will it be taken wholly up
into the great mystery of the One
who has performed these things — and all of this so that
in love absolutely will the course
and form and governance of all creation
at long last be comprised.
Scott Cairns, Love’s Immensity: Mystics on the Endless Life (Brewster: Paraclele, 2007), 74-75 (see sidebar for link)