Love (God) Is All Around

Minstrel's Song.mp3

Pantheism and Panentheism

Pantheism confuses God with the universe. The created universe is not a total experience of the reality of God; it is only an immage or reflection of it, very partial and imperfect.11,p62

Panentheism” is a constructed word composed of the English equivalents of the Greek terms “pan”, meaning all, “en”, meaning in, and “theism”, derived from the Greek ‘theos’ meaning God. Panentheism considers God and the world to be inter-related with the world being in God and God being in the world.

God's Presence

The whole world is filled with God, who is shining through even the darkest places. We can mourn in the solidarity of compassion but we must live in the hope of new life. For we are Easter people, and we are called to celebrate the whole earth as the body of Christ. Every act done in love gives glory to God. The good news? “He is not here!” Christ is everywhere, and love will make us whole.(Rohr)

Pause and ponder and be PRESENT moments which are so subtle that if we aren’t careful, we would miss them. We’re skimming over the depths of our own life. What’s regrettable is that God’s unexplainable oneness with us is hidden in the depths over which we’re skimming. (Rohr)

While God’s presence is found in all reality, it takes an inner willingness to encounter it: God dwells wherever man lets him in.(Rohr)

Gen 3:8

"And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day…” (NKJV)

Inference that Adam and Eve walked with God in the garden

Brother Lawrence

In the kitchen

Thomas Merton

“In Louisville, at the corner of Fourth and Walnut, in the center of the shopping district, I was suddenly overwhelmed with the realization that I loved all these people, that they were mine and I theirs, that we could not be alien to one another even though we were total strangers. It was like waking from a dream of separateness, of spurious self-isolation in a special world. . . ."