may your eye see God, your intellect grasp His justice, and your heart burn brightly in the love of God, so that your spirit may not grow weak... Be a bright star shining in the darkness of the night of wicked men, and be a swift hart running to the fountain of the living water [cf. John 4.10]. Be alert, for many shepherds are blind and halt nowadays, and they are seizing the lucre of death [cf. Titus 1.11], choking out God's justice.
Hildegard von Bingen to the Archbishop of Bremen, Letters of Hildegard von Bingen, vol. 1 (1994: 48)