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14th Jan. 2018 - Second Sunday of the Year B

posted 12 Jan 2018, 11:48 by Veronica Yarwood   [ updated 12 Jan 2018, 11:49 ]


H.B. & 11w.


Us. This is us. This is our life with a capital L. Where do

we live? Let's fill in our particular address by all means, but

what we have in common is, it is the sanctuary of the Lord,

whatever the address. We all live in the sanctuary of the Lord.


The instinct and intuition for homemaking is sacred.

Certainly, if we get it right our guests notice warmth,

welcome and peace. It is after all, the sanctuary of the Lord

revealing and articulating the sounds and sights of his

universe. The tastes and touch of the divine. Templum

Domini, Templum Domini, Templum Domini. It is all the

temple of the Lord.


And then we hear it. Having lived with the sound of

silence all our lives we come to recognise the voice of the

Lord. It is the Lord's silence, resounding and echoing and

communicating, speaking to us, calling us by name. Being

country folk we are twice blessed with this silence and the

larger silence of divinity.


It is all invitation. We are invited to life and the larger life.

We are invited to know that we are one with the Father

through Jesus in his spirit. We are divine. The Lord would

have us see where he is and how he is and would have us

remain with him. Identified. It is every disciples' question,

"Lord, where are you? Lord, where do you live?" And the

answer is always the same. "Come. Come and see."


The coming is the seeing and the seeing is the coming,

always coming to the Lord. We come to awareness. We

come to consciousness. This is the evolution that puts us in

tune with our true self. It is only our true self that can

recognise unity with the one being who is God in Christ.

The unconscious self, the ego, is locked into past and

future, which of course, do not exist. There is only the now

of being who we are and staying with the one who is



It is the Messiah who tells us who we really are and what

we really. are. "You are Simon, son of John; you are to be

called Cephas." (meaning 'Rock-) We listen for the Lord's

naming and teaching. We are members making up the

body of Christ, called to live what we are, now. This is

life. This is our life. This is life as it is meant to be, the

larger life, and life is sweet. Through Christ we are a new

creation shaped in his likeness. Our human nature now

lives with the Father, through Christ, in the Spirit.