Eriugena, Johannes Scotus - Homilia on the Prologue to the John Gospel – Darkness and Light
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Eriugena, Johannes Scotus - Homilia on the Prologue to the John Gospel
Human nature, ….. would have been unable to shine by its own strength; for human nature is not naturally Light, but only participates in the Light.... Our nature, considered in itself, is a substance of Darkness, but is able to receive the Light of wisdom.... It is not you who shine, but the Spirit of your Father shines in you....
No creature, either rational or intellectual, is in itself substantially Light, but participates in the one true substantial Light that shines intelligibly everywhere and in all things....