Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Today’s text

Ephesians 1:17,18

May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, give you a spirit of wisdom and perception of what is revealed, to bring you to full knowledge of him. May he enlighten the eyes of your mind so that you can see what hope his call holds for you, how rich is the glory of the heritage he offers among his holy people … .


Full knowledge of you? What might that mean … and change?

You desire that I should know you fully, blest Christ. My knowledge is not to be partial but complete, as if then I would be complete, knowing what how to live and choose with confidence and wisdom.

You seem especially concerned that I live with real wisdom rooted in real knowledge of your purpose that I might live in awareness of what life is … and who you are.

Your purpose is to draw me and all that is into loving harmony.

You, Christ, are the unity of human flesh and divine desire, a harmony, perfect oneness of the created with the Creator. And your purpose is to include me, and all that is, into this oneness so that every heart beats and all matter moves in perfect time with your own.

And all will be one, and all will be love, and all will know love and peace will fill every corner of creation.

But this vision is not yet, and most of us long ago gave up any hope of seeing it … at least in this life. We pay it no mind. Utopian dreams that appear nowhere.

And so we live without wisdom or perception of what life is intended to be: the search to see and taste that unity, the labor to fulfill the vision of all creation singing in harmony with the music that rises from your divine heart.

The search and labor for this loving harmony (however partially we may see or fulfill it) is our call and joy. It is a life of wisdom flowing from true perception of who you are and the hope that burns at your heart.

Pr. David L. Miller