… for even one who is perfect among human beings will be regarded as nothing without the wisdom that comes from you… Send her forth from the holy heavens, and from the throne of your glory send her, that she may labor at my side, and that I may learn what is pleasing to you. For she knows and understands all things, and she will guide me wisely in my actions and guard me with her glory. The more I come to know, the more I realize how much I have yet to know. Open my heart and mind Lord that I may fully know you to the extent that you can fully be known. Never let me stop seeking your presence and your purpose.
If God stood among us, would we recognize that God was there? Of those of us who would say “yes”, how would we attempt to describe what we see? From what image or images do we use? Thomas Merton wrote; When one is in possession of something, that something will keep all other somethings from coming in. Gracious God, now that the stone has been rolled back may your presence whatever the image forever reveal itself, may it forever enter in, fill me and fulfill me – then fill me over and fulfill me over, again and again.