“From all eternity God lies on a maternity bed giving birth.” – Meister Eckhart

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John 1:1

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.


The only way we can speak about ineffable things is to use metaphors.

The Word, in today’s scripture verse, is like the Creative Energy of the universe.

This Word is endlessly creating.

You might say that God is “Creating” – as in, God is the verb: Creating.


You and I are as well.

We are inextricably connected in this Web-of-Love.

As St. Paul put it: In God we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28).

Take some time to simply sit and be silent.

Be present to your belongingness in this place and time.

Pay attention to your breath in and your breath out.

Let go.

As Jesus said: Lose your life to find your life (Matthew 10:39).

Jesus also said that the kingdom of heaven is within you.

Love resides at your inner core.

Scripture tells us that the Word became flesh in Jesus.

This same Word is becoming flesh in you.

The Word – GodLove itselfis becoming flesh in you.

These are the words of St. John of the Cross, the mystic from the 1500s:

“Yes, there, under the dome of your being, does creation come into existence eternally, through your womb, dear pilgrim, the sacred womb of your soul, as God grasps our arms for help.”

How are you giving birth to the Creative Energy of the universe this Christmas?

Rest in the Love that you are and allow it to transform you.


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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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