Faith, hope and love

And now, finally, after all that we have said, there remain these three that bind and secure the union of all, faith, hope, love; and the greatest of these is love, for God Himself is so called.

And (as far as I can make out) I see the one as a ray, the second as a light, the third as a circle; and in all, one radiance and one splendor.

The first can make and create all things; the divine mercy surrounds the second and makes it immune to disappointment; the third does not fall, does not stop in its course and allows no respite to him who is wounded by its blessed rapture.

He who wishes to speak about divine love undertakes to speak about God. But it is precarious to expatiate on God, and may even be dangerous for the unwary.

Based on St. John of the Ladder

Fathers working together to prepare the meal.