As we move through the realm of time seeking God, will we know his Omnipotence?
It almost appears that this is a distant existence if we are still looking for the totality of God which is found within each one of us. Of all the mysteries of God that are beyond the finiteness of man, perhaps that is the one with the most need of comprehension. We can accept the Trinity even though no one can explain it. And as far as God having no beginning, there can be an impacting element since even though we did have a beginning to human life, we, as God, will live forever.
But, God lives within each of us. We are flesh and blood. God isn’t. Yes, Christ is spirit and human . He is divine and still has human blood running through his arteries and veins. His heart beats as does ours. Pentecost found the apostles and the many disciples waiting for the Holy Spirit to descend and become one with each person to evangelize the whole world. The words to wait for the Spirit were all encompassing to a new ministry for all of us.
That effect was found when Christ was about to ascend into heaven with the final words of our waiting for his Spirit to come to us. With that exciting element of Almighty God, he takes up residence within each one.
“I pray not only for them, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one, as you Father, are in me and I in you, that they may be in us.” (Jn 17: 20 - 21).
There is no other promise and mandate as well that Jesus predicted to his apostles and has filtered down through the ages of biblical history that we have been elected to carry on this portion of heavenly adherence. Just as the angels each has a mission to humanity, so each of us, you and me, has a mission as well. We cannot just sit back and let talents sit beside us as an unread book. Lying there does no good. Pentecost is our graduation and the diploma we received is our baptism, now coming to full fruition.
If we question this advent of becoming one with God, remember the words spoken when the deacon prepares the chalice for the consecration. “By the mystery of this water and wine may we come to share in the divinity of Christ as he humbles himself to share in our humanity.”
This leaves no mystery to the very essence when humanity meets divinity. Where better a place to blend together two natures than in the Holy Eucharist?
Ralph B. Hathaw