Our world is all about ourselves. The journey of the Disciple is to make it all about the Universal Christ. We rarely discern God’s will among the nitty-gritty of daily life, (at least I know I haven’t) and we often make spirituality more difficult for ourselves along the journey. How often have we misunderstood our journey as a series of “thou shall not”? Our faith in the Trinity is actually about DOING, building, growing, step by step day by day on the foundation of the WORD. Our life with its ups and downs, joys and sorrows is our passage on the journey to fullness with the Universal Christ. We all possess the compass within, to lead and direct us, it is just a matter of us seeing and believing.
It’s a humbling experience to meet the living God in and through our universe, in each other. What is shocking for me is the realization of my blind spots to the humbling experience of meeting the living God. Coming to grips with the constraints and roadblocks I create as a human being in my relationship with God and meeting God in my everyday life. I need to let go, to grow closer to the Universal Christ.
As humans, our vocation in life is to be someone, not ‘something.’ Think Eudaemonia (Aristotle) our search for meaning in life (Victor Frankl) We are to take up courageously the work of being fully human, the experience of living in the presence of the living God, the Universal Christ. And when we do this we are expressing our love for our God and God, the Christ, lives in us.
Thomas Merton wrote: “What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.” Our lives affirm and proclaim the Universal Christ. The universe is magnificent and it is in the universe where we meet the living God. Together we strive for good, sacrifice for each other, and with Christ we discover our support for everything we do for the greater good.
I would like to take this opportunity to recommend reading this book. “The Universal Christ” by Richard Rohr.