Friday, March 12, 2010
March12 – Every Day, On Purpose
We are shut in, shut up tight, in Cor Unum.
We are IN Christ, and members of one another (Romans 12:5.) No cloister on earth has anything to compare with that!
Christ is in us; we are the place where it pleases Him to dwell. Not, as He said, in a temple made with hands, but in His people, His own, He Himself alive in those who live in Him.
What mystery can compare with this, as Jesus began to portray it before His disciples? John 14 and 15 present a landscape of wonders concerning His nearness, His life, and ours in Him.
Let us, in Cor Unum, make plans to think upon these things more faithfully than we give heed to our finances, our health, our schedules, to irritations and disappointments and successes.
Is there any better way to do so than to bring all of these to Him and display them all against the backdrop of a hill, with instruments of crucifixion raised aloft against the fading day?
Every river of disappointment and shame flows to that day, and every lasting joy and strength of hope flows out from it.
We take a moment, not just every chance we get, but on purpose, daily, and with every real need, every imagined slight, every painful encounter . . . every rousing joy! We pursue the monastic habit of FINDING GOD in everything, and there waiting until the finished work of His Son makes each episode divine. Wherever we are, whatever we have done, He loves us, here in the sanctuary of His finished work.
"Walled In, For Good"
photo by Kerry