Thursday, February 28, 2013

There is no spot where God is not

Artist: Ivan Aivazovsky
Image from Wikimedia Commons

I remain ever grateful for the ministry of Richard Rohr:
You cannot not live in the presence of God. You are totally surrounded by God all the time and everywhere. You have no choice in the matter, except to bring it to consciousness. St. Patrick said it well in the prayer attributed to him:
God beneath you,
God in front of you,
God behind you,
God above you,
God within you.  
You cannot earn this God by any practice whatsoever. You cannot prove yourself worthy of this God. Knowing God’s presence is simply a matter of awareness, of fully allowing and enjoying the present moment.