“To become fully human, to realise our human potential, we need to enter into communion with our Creator…There is nothing static about this communion. It is the beginning of a process which will lead us through death into life, life in this world and life in the world beyond this one.”
–M. Allchin, Participation in God: A Forgotten Strand in Anglican Tradition
In Mr. Allchin’s context, to become fully human requires an active, moving relationship with God–one that likely requires a loosening, or likely a reshaping of ourselves. To realize our full potential, we are called to lose ourselves–our self-inflicted pressures–to find ourselves.
Being in communion with God, like all relationships, is a journey. Sometimes we are on the path and know it, sometimes we are on the path and don’t know it. In either case, there is comfort in knowing that God is journeying with us and ready to be in active communion with us.
Lent offers us an opportunity to nurture our relationship with God–to be present and not static–to build communion by making space. During this season, may we have the opportunity to tend to our personal communion with our Creator and invite God in.
Pathways through Lent Editors
Links to the appointed readings and prayer for today: