“At the center of our being is a point of nothingness which is untouched by sin or illusion, a point of pure truth, a point or spark which belongs entirely to God, which is never at our disposal, from which God disposes of our lives, which is inaccessible to the fantasies of our own mind or the brutalities of our own will. This little point of nothingness and of absolute poverty is the pure glory of God written in us, as our poverty, as our indigence, as our sonship. It is like a pure diamond blazing with the invisible light of heaven. It is in everybody, and if we could see it, we would see these billions of points of light coming together in the face and blaze of a sun that would make all darkness and cruelty of life vanish completely. I have no program for this seeing. It is only given. But the gate of heaven is everywhere.” ~~ Thomas Merton
Oh how blessed it is to know that God awaits us in the silent depths of our soul. That there, we gain all by uniting in perfection with all of creation. It is “The Way” that Jesus taught. It is pure gift, unwarranted and unearned. It is grace unto the human expression. It is ours whether we ever are even aware of it.
To seek this gate is our goal, to live within the diamond brilliance our destiny.
Today let us imagine that point of light within us, and let us see it in all we meet, in every living thing that draws breath upon the Earth. Jesus awaits us, behind the door, awaiting our knock. Enter eternity in this moment.