Reflection 186: Transpierced by God


Has your soul been “transpierced” by God?  Does He “pervade” you?  Do you allow yourself to “dissolve” into His divinity and become “enveloped” by His Mercy?  There are so many words we can use to describe our relationship with God.  Though they all add to an articulation of who God is and what sort of relationship we should have with Him, none of them will ever fully be able to present the mystery of our union with Him.  We are called to “oneness,” to “transformative union.”  And this union is like a drop of water being placed into the mighty ocean.  Slowly and surely, that drop of water is lost in the vastness of the ocean depths.  So it is with God.  We are called to a unity so deep and so profound that words will never suffice to speak what the soul is called to experience (See Diary #983-984).

What is your relationship with God like?  Are the words above even a faint description of your life of prayer and communion with Him?  Do you see and experience Him interiorly, calling you to His unfathomable depths of Mercy?  Or is He distant to you, seen by you as someone you talk about and are aware of, but not living a “holy fusion” with?  The words we use matter because they point to the deeper reality.  Reflect upon how you would describe your relationship with God.  And when you find that no words suffice, you are on the right track.

Most Holy Trinity, may my whole being become consumed by the brightness of Your radiance.  May I become possessed by You in every way so that it will no longer be my life that is lived, but is Yours living within me, consuming me and transforming me.  May I be like that one small drop of water, entering into the mighty Ocean of Mercy.  Jesus, I trust in You.

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