AND GOD SAID TO THE SOUL:
I desired you before the world began.
I desire you now as you desire me.
And where the desires of two come together
The love is perfected.
HOW THE SOUL SPEAKS TO THE GOD:
Lord, you are my lover, my longing,
My flowing stream, my sun,
And I am your reflection.
HOW GOD ANSWERS THE SOUL:
It is my nature that makes me love you often,
For I am love itself.
It is my longing that makes me love you intensely,
For I yearn to be loved from the heart.
It is my eternity that makes me love you long,
For I have no end.
god speaks to the soul - mechthild of magdeburg - 13th century