Heavy title, don’t you think, with an even heavier implication for contemplative practice? Here are some rapid responses to the question of absolute truth (only found in the divine nature). They are linked together unless I get a senior moment and go off the planet.

  • God is the only absolute truth there is.
  • God is pure knowledge, pure love, and pure service all interacting to form pure energy.
  • How does one share with us what God alone knows humans need to become adopted sons of the Father?
  • Humans have a default that means we must choose each moment between what is easy and what is right.
  • God knows that what is right is to learn what it means to be human, love others to the best of our abilities, and seek what is authentic truth (to know, love and serve God in this world and be happy with God in the next).
  • Philippians 2:5 is key to my realization of the WHY of creation.
  • Human nature does not automatically choose what is good for it.
  • Humans are human in nature and subject to the daily variables of doubts, successes, pain, and lack of how to become fully human.
  • How does a God who is not our nature communicate with us, like me talking with a bacterium?
  • There are three types of nature: animal, human, and divine.
  • God helps out, giving us the Divine Equation (the questions and answers to how to be fully human) and then provides the key against which these answers are absolutely true.
  • God has a problem. How can God share this fantastic invitation to be an adopted son or daughter and still be consistent with our human nature to choose YES or NO to anything for any reason?
  • The great gift we can give back to the Father is through Jesus using the energy of the Holy Spirit.
  • Humans just don’t have enough power to lift anything up to God to say thank you.
  • Jesus became human so that, together in the Eucharist and in prayer, we can go back to the Father and say, “Thanks, let it be done to me according to your word.”
  • Christ is the key that opens the lock to what it means to be fully and authentically human as God intended before the Fall from grace by Adam and Eve.
  • Christ came to tell us (Scripture) and show us (The Church Universal) how to walk through the minefields of life without getting blown to bits by Satan.
  • All we have to do is say YES, I see it, I want to love as you loved us, and I want to sit on a bench in the middle of winter and long to be next to your heart, both beating in sync.
  • I hope that your words to me have the power that I feel they have within me to lift me up on my last day.
  • One thing I seek is to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, now and in the fulfillment of what nature intended for my humanity.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever. The God who is, who was, and who will be at the end of the ages. –Cistercian doxology

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