Tuesday, November 27, 2018
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. – John 1:1-5
From that first night as a young boy when I ‘discovered’ a starry night, a night sky full of stars somehow exalts my soul and persuades me of God. And the more I learn of the expanse and depth of the stars, the more I learn of the nature of Light and the echo of the first moment of Creation, all the more is my exultation of the Lord and my being fully persuaded of the creativity of God.
In the beginning was the Word and that Word was the mission of Christ, the mission of bringing together the human and the Divine. The word “Word” or in the Greek, ‘logos”, is not merely a name for the person of Christ but also is descriptive of the process of Christ, the Christ-ification of the you, me, this world, this earth, this universe and possibly universes beyond our limited sensory awareness. Christ and we who live on with the life of Christ is a dimension of the Creation, the ongoing unfolding of God’s original intention. The Christ of Christmas was yet another fulfillment within the ongoing fulfillment in the Hope of God. And we the children of that Christmas Moment are even further fulfillment of God’s Holy Dream.
They say that the echo of that first Moment of Creation can still be heard. It is still resounding through the stars. And that echo will continue of forever. And when we allow the Spirit of the Divine into the souls of our being … the image of God placed within us resounds.
They say that once light is emitted from a star in travels through the universe for ever. And upon what that light does fall such as a leaf of a flower, that Light ignites the power of Life. Oh, far distant stars both in space and time, the starlight can be rather faint, but it never dies away. We are people whose latent image of God placed within us is activated when we allow the Holy Light to enter into our inner places … and there is igniting yet a further expression of the Creativity of God.
We are people of the echo of Creation; we are people of a radiance of the Lord.
Always in Christ’s Service,
Fr. Charitas de la Cruz