Opening Prayer: Thank you, Lord Jesus, that you have brought us home. Thank you that because of you we are able to move from slaves to sons and daughters. Thank you, O God, that you have sent the Spirit of your Son to live within us, that we might be one with you. And thank you, Lord Most High, that you are now, not only our Great and Mighty God, but also our Abba. Amen.
Scripture: Galatians 4:4-7
Journal: How do you typically see yourself in relation to God? How do these passages change that? What does it meant to move from slave to son? What does it mean to you that God has sent the Spirit of his Son into your heart?
The great image
the journey home into the heart of God
the journey into the inner life of the Trinity
the journey to ecstatic Beautifying Vision
we are made for ecstasy, nothing less
each moment of closeness to God, only
a preview of what’s ahead
Total intimacy—we shall see him as he is
Total love—with your whole heart’s intensity
Total joy—cascading all over you
And this forever…
a few months—and then
the traveler toward the dawn
dawn breaking love as I travel
the wandering comet finally captured by the gravity of
the sun—plunging into its fiery depths—to full union.
(A Traveler Toward the Dawn: The Spiritual Journal of Father John Eagan edited by William J. O’Malley)
Closing Prayer: O Lord, my God, eliminate the divisions within me, as well as the divisions in my life. Make me one—a whole instead of a lot of separate parts—that we may be one. Your will, O God, is to bring me into conformity with the image of your Son. Close the gap, O Lord, between Thy will and my will. Make us one. Amen.