Today is the feast day of Isaac the Syrian. Here is one of his works included in a volume compiled by the poet Scott Cairns.
by Saint Isaac of Nineveh
In love did He bring the world
into being, and in love
does He guide its difficult,
slow-seeming journey now
through the arc of time. In love will He
one day bring all the world to a wondrous,
transformed state, and utterly
in love will it be taken wholly up
into the great mystery of the One
who has performed these things — and all of this so that
in love absolutely will the course
and form and governance of all creation
at long last be comprised.