Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Today’s text

1 John 2:20-22

“But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and all of you have knowledge. I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and you know that no lie comes from the truth. Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son” (1 John 2:20-22).


What do we know of truth but that which you reveal in us, Holy One? And this is no ordinary knowledge. Our knowledge comes not by intellectual grasping but is a more complex reality, a splendid awareness we never possess but which we enter through the door of your humanity and ours.

You invite us to know that Eternity wears mortal flesh, that Infinite Wonder bears a finite face, that Truth Itself cannot be thought but only touched and held. We look upon the face of Jesus and know not one more human life but the Everlasting Love who is the Truth not of this or that but of all that is.

It is true: I cannot think you. But I take in your face, my Jesus, and the faces of those in whom something of your life seems to dwell, and I know the Holy One does not separate matter and Spirit, flesh and Infinity, time and Eternity. You join them so that Truth may be seen and touched, known not by mind but by clumsy hands and disbelieving eyes fumbling over a treasure beyond human imagining.

Who would believe what we have perceived? For we see and know you. Touching and seeing your life, we enter the door of your humanity and ours into love’s knowledge of Love’s speaking and breathing in human flesh, including our own.

Then, we know the truth: Limitless Life dwells in finite flesh. You wouldn’t have it any other way, would you, Holy One? Amen.

--Pr. David L. Miller

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