When less is really more than we knew

Posted: December 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

As we turn another page and begin another year – a relative exercise in the deep scope of time, I know – we pick up a theme from the writings of Thomas Merton, namely, that God shines through all of it. This is a very immanent view of God, that is, God is in everything. Our search for God becomes not the journey from nothing to something, but rather the discovery that God already is.

Revelation, then, becomes not a piece of information mediated from far outside to inside (where we understand) but an experience of the sacred abiding beneath the veil of consciousness. Prayer is not asking for what we don’t have as much as listening, letting go and uncovering what we do.

Unity, then, is not fabricating a structure or creating relationships as much as recognizing that everything is already one.

Mission is joining in where the Spirit is already at work and adding our heart and soul to the effort.

Evangelism is not taking God to someplace where God is not; it is us walking with people as they awaken to the God that is already there and them awakening us to the God that is already with us.

Jesus proclaims a reign and kingdom of God not because it is absent but because it is already present even if unknown. The realm of God draws near when we draw near to it. It comes when we receive it.

Just remove the unnecessary and noisy clamoring and listen to the sound of knocking on our door. Open it. There is more than enough light to go around.


  1. mclayb says:

    Wow! Well said. I’m thankful to have you as my pastor! 🙂

  2. Wonderful, thoughtful writing!

  3. Espirational says:

    Reblogged this on Espirational: A 10 Minute Vacation for the Soul and commented:
    Wonderful blog post from Tim Carson.

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