Wisdom sees things as they are, discerning the glory of the Kingdom come.
Prophecy tells things as they are, communicating the glory of the Kingdom come.
Prayer lives things as they are, abiding in the glory of the Kingdom come.
The bees go about their business in the monastery, bringing blessing with them wherever they go. Wisdom, prophecy and prayer conjoin as one like the bees when radiance of glory unveils the Kingdom come. Bees are not stubborn make-believe or shallow fantasy but show us the way things really are, before and after our falls from grace. The bees bear witness to grace in their busy wholeness, pointing us back to the way things are, before and after the fall.