When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him
and said: “I am God the Almighty.
Walk in my presence.” – Genesis 17.1
Another way of saying this is: Remember God Always.
Or: Live in My Life.
As beings with multiple processors and aspects (intellectual, emotional, physical), we are often not living our life undivided and focused in the Life of God. We are often fragmented, distracted and disorientated from the quality and experience of Remembering God.
Notice also that we don’t go within our self to discover divine presence. We enter into divine presence. And It enters into us. Admittedly, we may feel like the divine presence is within us, but that is only because the faculty for knowing and feeling the divine presence is interior to our experience. But the faculty is not the presence – it is the means by which we live and move and have our being in the presence. We partake of presence. We consent to presence. We are transformed by presence.
It’s never to late to begin to Remember God and live your life in and through the Life of God. Resting in the silence is a good place to start. Partaking in the Mystery of the Eucharist is also a deep grace that conveys our awareness into the presence. So too the beauty and power of experiencing nature, wilderness and the beauty of forest, field, ocean and mountain.
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