As we turn another page and begin another year – a relative exercise in the deep scope of time, I know – we pick up a theme from the writings of Thomas Merton, namely, that God shines through all of it. This is a very immanent view of God, that is, God is in everything. Our search for God becomes not the journey from nothing to something, but rather the discovery that God already is.
Revelation, then, becomes not a piece of information mediated from far outside to inside (where we understand) but an experience of the sacred abiding beneath the veil of consciousness. Prayer is not asking for what we don’t have as much as listening, letting go and uncovering what we do.
Unity, then, is not fabricating a structure or creating relationships as much as recognizing that everything is already one.
Mission is joining in where the Spirit…
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