Our hands are the hands God is waiting for, our bodies where God is at home. We are God’s seed; as the acorn becomes the oak, so God’s seed becomes for us God’s real presence. Whence came the concept that we are here on mother earth to be tested and not be found wanting. True humanness – Jesus – shows us – means getting involved [God is Relationship] with the world in so many relationship various ways prompted by our vocational calling. Remember Original Grace not Original Sin is our origin – see what we have done by missing the point. What does the expression I’m only human say to you? What God made flesh in Jesus shows us that our selfish sinfulness has us less than human. The world is always shaped by the way we live in it, and if we are living in a less than human way we get the world we make. Such a world has no room for God – literally, as the Crucifixion shows. When the world is lived-in in a truly human way [in the manner of Jesus’ value system] we have the wonderful prayer – God is praised when we are fully alive. [Irenaeus].
We are sent to get to the heart of the world with its messiness and violence as well as much more in wonder and joy. The Cloths of Heaven – Yeats – speaks God’s involvement with us beautifully
Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with gold and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams.
As our relationship with God is not as one among many others – God IS; and as we are of God when we relate genuinely we are allowing our God origin to become real presence through us. It is often said: in our love for each other we found God – nice words, but somewhat erroneous. Only God is love so it is in God that we find each other. God is relationship and when we relate to affirm the goodness all around we become fully alive.