Hi folks, i hope you are doing ok… I came across some of this when i read Richard Rohr’s daily meditation earlier this week… and it got me wondering…
The place which Jesus takes in our soul he will nevermore vacate, for in us is his home of homes, and it is the greatest delight for him to dwell there. . . . And the soul who thus contemplates is made like [the one] who is contemplated. —Julian of Norwich
This strikes deeper for me, in that even if you are not a follower of Jesus… Gods spirit is within all his creation, whether we choose to acknowledge it or not… But this offers something different…
We see some of this in the bible ‘On that day, you will know that you are in me and I am in you’. —John 14:20
Rohr goes on to say… “That day” John refers to has been a long time in coming, yet it has been the enduring message of every great religion in history. It is the Perennial Tradition. Divine and thus universal union is still the core message and promise—the whole goal and the entire point of all religion.
Lady Julian of Norwich uses the idea of “oneing” to describe divine union. She writes:
The soul is preciously knitted to him in its making, by a knot so subtle and so mighty that it is oned into God. In this oneing, it is made endlessly holy. Furthermore, he wants us to know that all the souls which are one day to be saved in heaven without end are knit in this same knot and oned in this oneing, and made holy in this one identical holiness.
So some things to think about…
How does this make you feel?
How do you react to this idea of ‘oneing’?
In what ways do you sense or not this idea of ‘oneing’ with God the Father?
In what ways can we help ourselves to discover more of this ‘oneing’ within us?
How does this idea of ‘oneing’ affect how we view others?