Omnipresence of God
Submitted by Thomas Stidl
God is a multi dimensional being or as a Mathematician might say ‘ N-dimensional’ where N is infinite. As we learned in our younger days, there are three persons in one God. They are The Father, Jesus, and The Holy Spirit. There are no limits to God. Therefore the Trinitarian presence is throughout the world, the solar system, the galaxy, the universe and the cosmos. This is a very simple explanation of why God can be in multiple places at the same time. He can be in a hospital comforting a sick person or ready to welcome dying person to his side, but he can still be and give full attention to a child’s prayer. He can be on the highway with us while we are traveling. He is also with us while we are exploring new vistas in our life. His presence is with us always loving, counseling, and consoling us. This is why God is everywhere. Please reach out from wherever you are and touch God. Get accustomed to this concept, as you will be functioning this way throughout all eternity. God is also inside of us. All baptized Catholics and Christians have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in their hearts as long as they remain in the state of Sanctifying Grace. God is not someone way out there; He is deep within us.
We, as Catholics as well as the Orthodox, have a special place where we can visit Him besides where I just mentioned. In every Catholic and Orthodox Church, Jesus resides in the tabernacle. His body, blood, soul and divinity are always present there. We should always say a small prayer when we pass a Catholic or Orthodox church acknowledging his true presence there. Jesus resides in us when we receive him in Holy Communion until our stomach acids break down the host and then He becomes a part of us. There is one major added benefit between our normal food and the Host. After consuming the Host we become what we have just eaten.
Yes, God is everywhere. This is known as the property of omni-presence. God longs for our companionship throughout every moment of our life, not just in the morning before work, at meals, or in the evening. Remember God’s words from the cross. “I THIRST”. He still thirsts for our love always. Let us never try to forget him in the rush of daily life. Talk to him constantly and then just stop and listen for a response. You may not hear anything, at first, but when something that you asked in prayer comes to fruition, thank him profusely.
Until next time, Laus Tibi, Christe. Deo Gratias. Praise be to God. See you in Paradise.