“The God who existed before any religion counts on you to make the oneness of the human family known and celebrated.” – Desmond Tutu


Listen to my song “Pour Me Out” on YouTube by clicking HERE.

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John 13:20

“Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever receives the one I send receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.”


Do you detect a certain oneness in Jesus’ statement?

God sends Jesus who sends a disciple to someone else.

Jesus says that whoever receives that disciple receives him, and, therefore, that person also receives God.

We are all meant to be God-bearers.

God’s incarnation in Jesus becomes God’s incarnation in us.

God has been incarnating for at least 13.8 billion years, at least that’s when science tells us there was a “Big Bang.”

As Franciscan priest Richard Rohr put it, “The first “idea” in the mind of God was to make Divine Formlessness into physical form, so that everything visible is a further revelation of what has been going on secretly inside of God from all eternity. Love always outpours! God spoke the Eternal Blueprint/Idea called Christ, “and so it was!” (Genesis 1:9)” (The First Incarnation, Center for Action and Contemplation, Feb. 21, 2019).

And since God is love (1 John 4:8), we are also meant to be bearers of this Eternal Love in the imperfect and unique way that each of us can.

Open your heart to receive the free and unconditional Love that is pouring-out-continuously in all that is.

Let go and be a part of that One Flow.


Listen to the song of the day “Pour Me Out” on the Give Praise and Thanks album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

Purchase my new book “Listen to Your Heart: A Daily Devotional of Calling, Purpose and New Life” on Amazon by clicking HERE.

Purchase my book “Mercy Reigns: A Daily Devotional of Compassion, Comfort and Healing” on Amazon by clicking HERE.

Remember: God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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