Last week, we commenced our reflection with a poem by William Stafford named “The Way It Is” which is used by Richard Rohr in his book Immortal Diamond, (you can find the poem in last week’s post on the website). The poem starts with the line, “There’s a thread you follow”…and finishes with,” You don’t ever let go of the thread.” Let’s consider this week, Richard Rohr’s revelation that eventually as we hold onto the thread, life and love reveals itself as the same thing, which is the final and full message of the risen Christ – life morphing into a love which is beyond space and time.
- Richard believes the summary meaning of the Resurrection can be totally summed up as his translation of last line of Song of Songs – love is stronger than death. He says, the poem did not tell you not to let go of the thread, because you can’t, it has you. Love has you. Love is you. Love, and our great need for love, alone recognises love itself. You are already what you are seeking. Love has finally overcome fear, and your house is being rebuilt on a new and solid foundation.
- 1 Corinthians 13:13, tells us, it is love alone that lasts.
Relax now in body and mind, slow your breathing, and enter your meditation, centering your prayer, and allow yourself to simply be, to be love. In being love, consider all things loved, loving and lovable as participating in eternity, and say yes, to your being in God.
Love and every blessing
Immortal Diamond, p 177 – 179.