"Where would any of us be were it not for the conspiracy of love and mercy taking place behind our backs, whereby brethren we perhaps know nothing of bear us, in our unconscious impotency, to the Source of strength and life?" (Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word)
Veriditas--The Greeness and Beauty of God's Garden
Veriditas is the Latin term for Green-ness - alive-ness - in the writings of Hildegard of Bingen. And the content of this post fits this category, I think.
Throughout the last few years, I have been saying the Office of Readings on a semi-regular basis, to the extent that some passages from the readings, or even whole readings, have become as dear friends to me as Holy Mother Church sets them before my eyes each year. Today’s second reading for the Feast of Saint Lawrence contains one such passage: