“…We do not cease praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding to live in a manner worthy of the Lord, so as to be fully pleasing, in every good work bearing fruit and growing in the knowledge of God, strengthened with every power, in accord with his glorious might, for all endurance and patience, with joy giving thanks to the Father, who has made you fit to share in the inheritance of the holy ones in light.” – Colossians 1. 9 – 13
Ponder what it would feel like to be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in and through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. Is this poetic hyperbole or a real possibility?
Contemplative prayer has many fruits. Ignored by many, despised by some, the inward turn to silence is how we can knock on the mystery-door of God’s will so that it will be opened to us more frequently and completely. As it opens, we can visit the interior territory called “all spiritual wisdom and understanding.” We never posses it. It possess us. It is living, dynamic and in process, ever unfolding and becoming ever more. As it saturates our consciousness, it nourishes us, grows us, unfolds us, reveals our own possibilities of becoming.
God’s will is not a mystery. God’s will is love. Love is where all the spiritual wisdom and understanding is going – a destination that completes and transcends all wisdom and knowing. Love is its own kind of knowledge; an environment in which we know as we are known. The environment has a name: light. It is a light that warms the universe with love, and births conscious beings to know that they know and to love as they are loved. In a phrase: the holiness of wholeness.
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