Because We Are Already One!

Since this little blog is called “That We All May Be One,” I had to share these wonderful thoughts from Ilia Delio, a Franciscan sister and scientist, from her book The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution, and the Power of Love.

I got this courtesy of Richard Rohr’s daily e-mail meditations which a number of you likely already receive. But, I just wanted to make sure you saw it!

Every human person desires to love and to be loved, to belong to another, because we come from another. We are born social and relational. We yearn to belong, to be part of a larger whole that includes not only friends and family but neighbors, community, trees, flowers, sun, Earth, stars. We are born of nature and are part of nature; that is, we are born into a web of life and are part of a web of life.

We cannot know what this means, however, without seeing ourselves within the story of the Big Bang universe. Human life must be traced back to the time when life was deeply one, a Singularity, whereby the intensity of mass-energy exploded into consciousness. Deep in our DNA we belong to the stars, the trees, and the galaxies.

Deep within we long for unity because, at the most fundamental level, we are already one. We belong to one another because we have the same source of love; the love that flows through the trees is the same love that flows through my being. . . . We are deeply connected in this flow of love, beginning on the level of nature where we are the closest of kin because the Earth is our mother.”

Isn’t that great?

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