Not One, Not Two

28 May

I am once more enjoying The Rule of Benedict by Joan Chittister during my morning devotions. One of the things I like most about the book is the stories from ancient traditions that give a deeper meaning to the Rule.
This was today’s story.

“How does a person seek union with God?” the seeker asked.
“The harder you seek,” the teacher said, “the more distance you create between God and you.”
“So what does one do about the distance?”
“Understand that it isn’t there,” the teacher said.
“Does that mean that God and I are one?” the seeker said.
“Not one. Not two.”
“How is that possible?” the seeker asked.
“The sun and its light, the ocean and the wave, the singer and the song. Not one. Not two.”

I had a brilliant friend in seminary who wrote in her theology paper (the major one where you had to describe God!!) said, God is the author of the song, Jesus the dancer, and Holy Spirit the music. We are asked to join in the dance.

One of my favorite thing is looking at God from a new dimension. Thinking about our relationship with God, thinking about God’s faithfulness and love, and what Jesus revealed about the nature of the Divine.

I believe that God is with us in each breath we take and will be there even when we can not breath anymore. The God knows our deepest, truest selves and loves us more than we could imagine. And God imagines who we could become if we will yield our choices to the way of the Divine. God invites us to live the reality of being light to God’s sun – are you ready to shine? God invites us to be the wave of God’s ocean – are you ready to live that deep rhythm of life? God invites us to be the singer of God’s song – are you ready to live God’s dance?

So, this is your life – your real life – to enjoy the God rhythm that is stamped into your bones and live as God unique creation in the diversity of God’s created world.

OK, my brain is a little weird – but I love this stuff. Enjoy the beauty of the Divine presence today.

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One Response to “Not One, Not Two”

  1. Phyllis Terwilliger May 28, 2014 at 2:52 pm #

    I really really like this post!!

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