Sunday, June 3, 2012
It never ceases to amaze me how, the more and more we open and entrust our hearts to God, the deeper and deeper he draws us into the infinitude of beauty and love that is his inner life, and the simplicity of his plan that we so frequently attempt to complicate and even thwart. That is what we celebrate today, the simple and immeasurably deep truth that:
God is relationship, an everlasting relationship of unimaginable love between the Father and Son into which we are drawn by the Holy Spirit.
There is no existence--including life itself--outside of that relationship. Without the constant, unreserved outpouring of love that exists for all time, and was poured over to us in the Incarnation, death, and Resurrection of the Son, there is nothing else. It was in and through that relationship that creation came into being and is sustained.
It is that reality that led St. Paul to write in his letter to the Romans (11:33-35),
"Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How inscrutable are his judgments and how unsearchable his ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?" "Or who has given him anything that he may be repaid.?" For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.