Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Bride, The Bridegroom and the Bridegroom's Friend

Note: What I originally intended to be a simple presentation of my spiritual relationship with my friend took on a profound meaning as we drew deeper into the reflection of the spousal relationship of Christ to the Church [the Bride, also referring to Mary].

 Icon of Christ, the Bridegroom and Mary, the Bride Church 
in the Chapel of Our Lady, Sacro Speco, Subiaco, Italy

*Sources of Reflection/ Image: Icon of the Spouse
                                            The Church-Bride Medieval Iconography


HE encouragingly looked at me as I took a deep breath.

"I am ready Ahuv sheli  {my Beloved},"  and I took His hand ...

He reached out for the pen and wrote a beautiful love story ... 
        The gift ... "a mirror to my soul"...
            Spiritual Friendship

images from google and pics shared by melissa & daniel
music Please Remember by Leann Rimes
and Someday by Marisa Sukosol Numphakdi
Reflections and words by Daniel B

"I was there  with you as you were walking under the rain. You let me walk with you I was glad.

I needed no words to say, you knew me.

We walked together for quite a while until the rain stopped.

Then another Person came, I know It's our Beloved- Jesus.

He took His place-- He was with you.

He looked at me and smiled as if saying, "I'll take over...We'll continue the journey."
Then I thought, "The Bridegroom came for His Bride". 
The Bridegroom's friend's role is over, now that they both found each other...
"He must increase... I must decrease..."

The Bridegroom is there to take His Bride from His best friend.
The Bridegroom, the Bride and the Best friend of the Bridegroom.
I smiled at Him as I watched both of you continue the journey..."
daniel b+
~spiritual friend~