Creation is God's first book of revelation.  “Every creature is a word of God,” said Meister Eckhart.  Christians through the ages have tried to read that book, scanning it for images and traces of God. But human beings too, and all their doings, are part of nature, so why should we not look for images of God in the works and writings of ancient peoples?  It is common to look in the Old Testament for “vestiges of the Trinity,” even though we know that the Trinity was revealed only in Jesus.  Roublev’s icon of the Trinity, for example, was inspired by a text from the Book of Exodus.  Below are an image and a text from sources a little farther out. 



In their many different idioms the classical spiritual writers have attempted to throw light on the eternal question of union with God. 
Every month we give you a brief passage from a spiritual classic.