Mass Readings: Zechariah 9:9-10/Romans 8:9,11-13/ Matthew 11:25-30

One in God

Julian of Norwich spoke of being one with God in this way: “The love of God creates in us such a oneing that when it is truly seen, no person can separate themselves from another person.” When I discovered this passage, I e-mailed the words to my son, who wrote back: “What a verb!” And he’s right. Oneing catches the essence of who we are in God and thus, who we are to each other.

Similarly, today’s reading from Zechariah urges us to “shout for joy” and the passage from Romans speaks of the abundant life we share in Christ. The most precious people in our lives, as well as the most bothersome, reflect the God who created us all. Little by little, I’m inching my way to an understanding of oneing.

Prayer: Remind me, Lord, that I’m one with every single person I encounter today.