Last week I encouraged you to think about immersion: being so engaged, enveloped, and engulfed in the song of Jesus-God-Spirit that everything you know and do echoes with the song of eternity.
Immersion is our reality. We are already embraced into the joyful, loving dance of the Trinity. Richard Rohr, in his weekly reflections on the Trinity, affirms this idea of immersion. “… Thomas Merton’s primary philosophy teacher, says he’s not sure if the human person can even legitimately be called a creation, because we are a continuance of, an emanation from, a “subsistent relation” with what we call Trinity. Wow! This is getting very wonderful and also very dangerous. He taught that the human person must see itself in continuity with God, and not a fully separate creation. We are “chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world” (see Ephesians 1:4).”
We live within the ongoing dance of the Trinity. For “in him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28). In him! In. Immersion. Surrounded, steeped and soaked in Father, Son, and Spirit. Part of the song; invited to join our harmonies and improvisation with theirs.
So sing it out. Soak it in. Share it with others.
This week’s playlist includes selections from a 2-volume set of new and familiar Psalm settings. Let the word dwell in you richly this week.