The essence of becoming one with God
As many saints discovered, learning and then understanding God is no easy task. Many people beyond those patriarchs who searched the cosmos trying to uncover the mysteries of space are still looking at the vastness of the universe. Questions such as black holes; what are they composed of and can we really observe their place in the outer reaches of what we can only imagine.
Even if astronomers can uncover the forever depth of this universe, and as some have discerned maybe a second universe, the creation of such an existence remains only one of an endless search about the creator of so much of the world surrounding us; this third planet from our sun. Who is he, this entity of divine proportions, that at one moment in time (remember with God there is no time of past or future) in his own manner allowed the existence of all we can see, and beyond what we cannot even imagine, becoming something beyond comprehension to the finite understanding.
Can anyone even begin to ascertain the thought God had (or to put this in the present tense call it has) for us to carry within a human context humanity, something that is beyond a what to a living identity we have as we are.
Kneeling in the pews at church, trying to contemplate his holiness surrounding us, and concentrating on listening to the divine whispers of God reaching into our mind and activating a place in his deep and omnipotent spirit, a space that allows only holiness to enter. If any of us has arrived to that point in the spectrum of sanctity there may be room for any one of us to dwell within the depth of he who created us for the journey into an unknown and incomprehensible position in life. Are we on the pinnacle of sanctity? Has any one of us gone beyond the entity of past or future and become positioned in the presence of whom God is?
There are those who may have reached into this outer limit where only angels exist and some whom God has prepared a spiritual place to dwell in if but a short moment that had no past nor has no future beyond the very presence they find themselves. Within this vision without seeing its presence those invited will understand this very essence of God and share for ever the completeness of he who created one for this knowledge and understand the invitation is the whisper Elijah heard at the entrance to the cave, and we shall also share the same experience.
Ralph B. Hathaway, August 22, 2022