For many of us these past months have offered a change in routine which may have resulted in more time to spend on spiritual matters. reading, praying and meditating. That has certainly been the case for me; a blessing offered by the pandemic and time spent recovering from surgery. One of the truths that has been marinating in my own soul during this time is that God is relational. The Mystery of the Trinitarian God is in itself a relationship.
Theologian Fr. Richard Rohr says, “Christians believe that God is formlessness (the Father), God is form (the Son), and God is the very life and love energy between those two (the Holy Spirit).” God exists in relationship and it is through a relationship with God that we can enter into the Mystery of the Divine. God woos us, God seeks us, God continually draws us into an experience of perfect love and truth. God’s eternal desire to love humanity has no beginning and certainly no end. He is God for all time and for all people, bigger and more expansive in love than we could ever imagine.
Now here is the part that might be a shock to may folks in our world; God has no favorite children. No one group, nationality, denomination, or belief system is outside of His love. How could it be? Then He would not be God! It is mankind that creates division, boundaries, and borders, and often in the name of God and religion. Can you imagine how different our world would be if we saw absolutely everyone as equally loved and cherished by our Trinitarian God? Let’s give it a try these next few weeks and see if our own light might shine a bit brighter into these days where darkness and division abound. Above all things, choose to love.