The one great essential of the Christian life is to know Jesus with the whole of our being, not only in His humanity and His passion, but also in His deity.
The ascension of Christ into His full glory offers us the incredible invitation to enter into the divine love relationship that is going on all the time between the Father and the Son through the gift of the Spirit. This relationship is an inexhaustible love and the center and source of all spiritual life. It is a life hidden with Christ in God. It is the healing love of God that transcends and transforms all of suffering humanity. The glorified, ascended Christ penetrates the very depths of our being melting our separate-self sense into His Divine Person. When we are awakened to this transcendent potential, we become completely penetrated by God through the mysterious all-enveloping, all-absorbing, all-embracing Spirit, which is Jesus Christ Himself.
In His sharing flow of Love which holds the whole of humanity in a compassionate embrace. ~Betty
Dear friend, on the path coming home.
Press in, press in, oh press in
Your ear ever close to the Source.
You will hear, though you may still be sleeping
His voice gently awakening within.
You will know with a knowing beyond knowing
How Love’s Spirit weaves the ways of your days,
How Love’s fire kindles the twigs of desire,
How Love’s longing becomes your belonging.
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