This morning as I was reading prayers from, A Guide to Prayer for All God’s People, the following struck me in a way that made me realize the presence of the Divine…may you realize God’s presence as you allow these words to wash over you…please, let them wash over you.
"Every time I say not to the birthing and dying that is set before me at the tale of daily life, I seem to hear the echo of Jesus’ words to the woman at the well. “If you but knew the gift of God…” whether God weeps at the beauty and potential of our lives at birth or the lost potential of graced moments along the way, I hear that voice urging us to claim our splendor and our glory. “If you but knew the gift of God…”
The gift of God is the Divine Indwelling. It comes quietly into your frailty at baptism. You become a tabernacle for the Source of Life. When you come to understand this old yet forgotten truth, you will know what is meant by the words heaven on earth. This is it! You are beginning to live heaven on earth in the Divine Indwelling. You, frail earth-creature, having given your frailty over to God, have created a place of splendor within the depths of your being, a holy and eternal space where you meet God face to face. Cherish this truth. It is costly grace."