The tenth Revelation is that our Lord Jesus shewith in love His blissid herte cloven in two enjoyand. Twenty-fourth chapter.
Our Lord joyfully looked in his wounded side;
and in His sweet looking
led His creature’s understanding
by that same wound into His side.
so He brought to mind
His dear blood and precious water *
which He willingly poured out for love.
* Blood-water: the time of events and the spear thrust match blood/plasma separation, known to butchers, soldiers and executioners alike. It is evident an hour after death, with the dividing level just below the abdomen in a hanged body. If an incision is made above this level clear plasma (‘bloodwater’) flows out.
If the incision is close to the blood/plasma divide mainly plasma flows at first, drawing an increasing amount of blood as the weight of plasma above the level of the blood decreases.
If the incision is below the blood level then blood flows first followed by plasma, which matches the sequence in the various accounts and fits with the height of a crucified body above the soldiers.
And with that sweet sight
He showed His blissful heart
even broken in two.
And in this sweet enjoying
He let me partly understand
the blessed Godhead;
stirring my simple soul to know
the meaning of that endless love
that was without beginning,
and shall be forever.
Then He showed a fair, delectable place
large enough for all mankind that shall be saved
to rest in peace
and in love.
And with this our good Lord said full blissfully,
See, how I loved you;
as if He had said,
“My darling, behold and see your Lord,
your God that is your maker and your endless joy;
see what delight and bliss I have in your salvation,
and for my love, enjoy it now with me.”
And also, for more understanding,
this blessed word was said:
See, how I loved you. Behold and see
that I loved you so much before I died for you
that I wished to die for you,
and now I have died for you,
and suffered willingly to do so.
And now is all my bitter pain
and all my hard travail
turned to endless joy and bliss
to me and to you.
How should it now be
that you should ask anything of me that delights me,
but that I should full gladly grant it to you?
For my delight is your holiness
and your endless joy and bliss with me.
This is the understanding of this blessed word,
See, how I loved you
as simply as I can say.
This our good Lord showed
to make us glad and merry.
Chapter 25 – Julian’s 11th Showing
The eleventh Revelation is an hey gostly shewing of His Moder. Twenty-fifth chapter.
In this joy my Lord looked Down
where our Lady had stood by the cross.
asking, ‘would you see her?’
And in this same manner of mirth and joy,
our good Lord looked down to the right-hand side,
reminding me where our Lady stood
in the time of His passion,
Wilt you see her?
And in this sweet word, as if He had said,
“I know well you would see my blessed mother,
for after me she is the highest joy
that I can shew you,
most delightful and worshipful to me,
and the most desired to be seen
of all my blessed creatures.”
And for the high, marvellous, special love
that He has to this sweet maiden,
His blessed mother our Lady Saint Mary,
He showed her highly enjoying
as by the meaning of these sweet words,
as if He said,
“Will you see how I love her
that thou may joy with me
in the love that I have in her
and she in me?”
For this sweet word’s greater understanding
our Lord God speaks to all mankind that shall be saved,
as if it were all to one person,
as if He said,
“Will you see in her how you are loved?
For love of you I made her so high,
so noble, and so worthy,
and this delights me,
as I would that it does thee.”
For after Himself, she is the most blissful sight.
I was told not to desire to see
her bodily presence while I am here,
but the virtues of her blessed soul,
her truth, her wisdom and her love,
whereby I may learn to know myself
and reverently revere my God.
And when our good Lord had shown this, and said,
Wilt thou seen her?
I answered saying,
“Yes, good Lord, thank you;
yes, good Lord,
if it is your will.”
I had often asked this
wishing to see her bodily presence,
but I saw her not so.
Jesus gave me a view of her spirit.
Just as I had seen her before,
little and simple,
so He showed her then high and noble,
glorious and pleasing to Him
above all creatures;
and He wishes it known
that all those that delight in Him
should delight in her
and in the delight He has in her
and she in Him.
For more understanding He showed this example:
if a man loves one creature above all creatures,
he wishes all creatures to love and delight
in that creature he loves so much.
And in this that Jesus said,
Wilt thou see her?
I thought it the most delightful word
He might have given me of her
with the spiritual showing He gave me of her.
For our Lord showed me no detail
but showed me our Lady Saint Mary three times.
First, as she conceived,
second, in her sorrows under the Cross,
third, as she is now,
in delight, worship, and joy.