Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Signs in Sun and Moon

Luke 21:25-28

“There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in a cloud’ with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

Light a candle and quietly contemplate the following words from Meister Eckhart. How does it feel to envision God round-about us all?

God created all things in such a way
that they are not outside God’s self…
All creatures flow outward, but nonetheless remain within God.
God created all things this way:
not that they might stand outside of God,
nor alongside God,
nor beyond God,
but that they might
come into God
and receive God
and dwell in God.
For this reason everything that is bathed in God,
is enveloped by God,
who is round-about us all, enveloping us.

Wherever I am,
there is God.

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