Friday, June 22, 2018
And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.’
Moments come when my heart and the heart of God are like two circles, one overlying the other. The circles intersect within me, at least in part, and love floods in through the place they overlap.
The Spirit God flows through the opening into me. My heart is lifted into an exquisite joy that is only known when the human soul is one with its Source.
The moment may not endure for long, but the awareness and joy lingers long after, filling the body with energy and joy, vitality and strength, and contentment with being exactly who one is—a soul made by and intended for this unity.
This experience helps me understand Jesus.
The title Son of God is not to be understood biologically but relationally. Jesus is the Son who lives in constant unity, oneness with God.
The circle of Jesus heart and the circle of the Holy Mystery overlap completely, one superimposed over the other so that divinity, the Loving Mystery, fills and flows through him without obstruction.
The Spirit is unimpeded in him. Spirit flows from eternity through his physical body to reveal the wonder God is, the Love God is, the healing God is, the abiding presence God is.
In moments of oneness, when the circles overlap however partially in my heart, I know. I know who God is, and Jesus is truly my brother and savior. What he knew in full ... I know in part, even as he leads me to know the fullness of the Love Who Is and who hungers to flow into us as we pray and live, opening ourselves to the Love who is ... everywhere.
Be at peace. We are, of all beings, most privileged to know this mystery.
Pr. David L. Miller