Today, our inspirational words come from The Divine Dance by Richard Rohr on the theme of accepting a place at God’s table in Meditation. Take what you need of them into your silence as your centering prayer and intention for divine inclusion.
First, let’s hear a story from Scripture: Genesis 18:1 – 8
- The Lord appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre; when he saw them he ran to meet them and bowed low to the ground and said: if I have found favour in your eyes, let me get you something to eat so that you can be refreshed and then go on your way – now that you have come to your servant. While they ate, he stood near them under a tree.
- Richard Rohr tells us: Abraham recognized the Holy One in the presence of the three. It would take a long time to turn around in the human imagination the presumption that we ourselves are not invited to this divine table. He says at the heart of Christian revelation there is an open and fourth place at this table. Jesus comes forth from this Eternal-Fullness, allowing us to see ourselves as a participant at this banquet and partner in God’s eternal dance of love and communion. This divine intention later became concrete, personal, and touchable in Jesus, as divine inclusion. Salvation is not some occasional, later emergency additive but God’s ultimate intention from the beginning, even written in our hearts*. Are you ready to take your place at this wondrous table?
As you begin to relax now in body and mind, slow your breathing, and enter your meditation, centering your prayer, your in-most being on your will and intention to be in God’s Presence, we know that divine inclusion is already there.
Love and every blessing
Richard Rohr: The Divine Dance, p 28-32
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