Balzac, Honoré de - Louis Lambert - 08 The Three worlds
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Louis Lambert by Honore De Balzac
XX There are three worlds—the Natural, the Spiritual, and the Divine. Humanity passes through the Natural world, which is not fixed either in its essence and unfixed in its faculties. The Spiritual world is fixed in its essence and unfixed in its faculties.
The Divine world is necessarily a Material worship, a Spiritual worship, and a Divine worship: three forms expressed in action, speech, and prayer, or, in other words, in deed, apprehension, and love.
Instinct demands deed;
Abstraction is concerned with Ideas;
Specialism sees the end, it aspires to God with presentiment or contemplation.
Hence, perhaps, some day the converse of Et Verbum caro factum est will become the epitome of a new Gospel, which will proclaim that The Flesh shall be made the Word and become the Utterance of God.