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Entering into the Heart of Pentecost

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A Reflection on Unity, Wholeness, and Oneness

I do morning prayer. And I’ve been stopped by one scripture for quite a while now.

“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.” ~Colossians 3:2

I taste the words and plumb the depths of what they mean. I spend hours experiencing the meaning as a window into a new landscape. I’ve crossed the threshold, to walk into the wonder…stepping as it were into God’s presence, as you would an old friend. My Master speaks to me and shows me more than I can comprehend.

Unity or wholeness is one of these ‘things’ that are above. It flows through us into this world.

Our unity manifests when we come together into the Spirit of God, however we do it. So, its God’s presence, not our doctrines, creeds, confessions, beliefs, or convictions that make us one. It’s not our style of worship, or our Liturgies, or any other created form.

It is God that makes us whole by His presence.

We can’t find or make the perfect church, because it’s already perfect. It’s found in and among the hearts of those where Jesus lives.

“Holiness is wholeness in God and not any private perfection.” ~Richard Rohr

 

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