An Astonishing Secret :-
Once we equate God with life itself a transformation takes place in the way we believe.
Once we remove everything that separates divinity and humanity, heaven and earth, grace and nature, then we begin to truly and freely live and move in another milieu.
Once we use the same name for the Gracious Mystery and Mother of all becoming, and the primal energy of creation and ongoing evolution, our faith cannot ever be the same again.
And once we commit to identifying God’s intimate presence in our evolving, sensual perception of the world’s most beautiful artistry, creativity and imagination, in our every breath and heartbeat, in our daily darkness and invincible light, then we are living the incarnation of God in Jesus.
And we are then, also, adoring the only adorable reality – the mystery of being itself. It signals the death of a God ‘out there’, and the birth of the God at the burning heart of Creation itself and at the core of your own being. If God could have revealed himself without the world’, wrote Meister Eckhart, ‘he would not have created it.’ This is the revelation of an astonishing secret. It is a new moment of grace. It’s like an earthquake in your heart. And you are afraid no more. . . .
When everything we see, touch, hear and smell is perceived as the embrace of the divine arms; when the winter chill, the city noises, the brilliance of artists and the revelations of scientists provide glimpses of an incarnate God; when the New Universe Story captures our hearts with a profound and transforming wonder, when the courage and hope of oppressed people on a mutilated Earth are experienced as the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit within, then, and only then, are we living within the Incarnation.
To do this faithfully we need a sacramental community of love around us.
( From An Astonishing Secret introduction)