was tempted in the wilderness, and if thou wilt put on Him, thou must go
through His whole progress or journey, even from His incarnation to His
And though thou art not
able, nor required to do that which He hath done; yet thou must enter wholly
into His process, and therein die continually from the corruption of the
soul. For the virgin Sophia (Wisdom) espouseth not herself to the soul,
except in this property which springeth up in the soul through the death
of Christ, as a new plant standeth in heaven.
" The Way To Christ", Jacob
"Oh, Lord, hear my supplication!
Open my eyes to Truth, that
out of Thy all-comprehending
mercy and understanding
I may see Thy world and my fellow
men as Thou hast made them...not
as I wish them to be.
Unseal my ears to the eternal
rhythm and cadence of Thy
universe, that I may hear
Thy Voice and Word in the cause of all
things...not the empty echo
of my own pronouncements.
Enlighten my understanding
that I may know that behind all which
is, THOU ART...not the feeble
reflection of my own personality.
Teach me to believe but
one thing: Thy reality and ever-present
nearness to me.
Instill within my heart
and mind the consuming desire to know all
else of my own work and
effort, that I may at long last come to
the perfect understanding
and realization of THY mighty works,
and so pass on from temporal
consciousness to whatever
destiny Thy unfailing Wisdom
may have ordained for me."