Intimate Communion

Waiting, waiting, waiting. Our spiritual lives are a vigil of waiting. We wait with hope for the advent of God. Yet as we wait for God, God is already here with us. And we are with God, yet not fully so, and so we wait, living with paradox and expectancy. Spiritual transformation never ends…it is always new, forever beginning, constantly evolving.

Each of us is on a life-long journey to wholeness. We all want to overcome the fractures and divisions we feel within ourselves and among our circle of family and friends. Our lives are like puzzle parts and we can’t see the full picture. Wholeness and completeness are ultimately only found in intimacy with God. Intimacy with God is only found through desire and surrender. When we desire God above all else and when we let go of our clinging egos and destructive religions, God is free to enter into intimate communion with us.

The world demands more and more from us. God only asks for empty hands. Advent is a time of waiting, a time of surrender, a time of empty hands.

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2 Responses to “Intimate Communion”


  1. 1 krebsjoan December 1, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Thanks Gerry. Empty hands. Year of Mercy, Francis-of-Rome style. What a way to begin Advent…..

  2. 2 friardad December 1, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Somewhere i remember reading in Thoreau “For every minute men spend living, they spend 100 waiting to live.” Of course he was making another point, ole Henry. But my mother always said, “Most of life is a waiting.” Then she would add, “The best way to wait FOR is to wait ON…to spend that waiting time like good waiters, serving others.” You have chosen the PERFECT ADVENT ACTIVITY, Gerry, serving the poor in whom GOD WILL COME n COME til Kingdom Come. i salute you!!!


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