“God is the Creator dwelling within us, and within the human soul is God’s true abode. And when our soul realizes this, it becomes like the one it beholds and grace quietly unites it to God in peace.” — Julian of Norwich
I was taught as a kid, from the Baltimore Catechism, that each and every human being is made in the image and likeness of God (and that this likeness is chiefly in the soul). That old question-and-answer memorized truth seems so bland and colorless compared with what I know now. There’s a difference between mentally knowing a fact, and having experiential knowledge of the same fact.
God is closer to us than we are to ourselves. It has to be this way, because we are His creatures, and without His constant holding-of-us-in-creation, we’d cease to exist. The beauty of it! We not only share in the Divine by adoption into His family, but the very fabric we’re made of is Divine.
We should all be carrying ourselves like princes and princesses, because that’s what we are. That’s who we are: sons and daughters of The Most High. Our place is by His side. He lives in us, and we in Him… and once a person realizes this fact, nothing is ever the same again…
Life is a love story.