Thursday, October 20, 2016

If Only

This morning Saint Paul prays that we may be “rooted and grounded in love, (and) may have strength to comprehend with all the holy ones what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that (we) may be filled with all the fullness of God.

We are struck by the breathtaking beauty of our call as Christians- to be filled with the fullness of God which is Christ; he in us, we in him. And so we recall again the words of Jesus to the Samaritan woman at the well, “If only you knew the gift of God and who is saying to you, 'Give me a drink,' you would have asked him instead and he would have given you living water.” Christ Jesus is moving near, longing to surround us. If only we knew. If only we understood who it is who wants to make his home in our hearts, we would ask him over and over, and he would come to us in secret and fill us. 

Photograph by Brother Brian.