Two weeks ago I posted about love. Last week Scholé had three posts on the Cross. This week we are posting on communion with God. Most people in most places at most times have longed for union with God. Love, the Cross and Communion are all connected. One line: Love, Cross, Communion. One movement. One flow from God. We join ourselves to Christ when we love unconditionally. What does unconditional love look Iike? The cross. The broken body and spilt blood of Christ becomes for us union, communion with God. You can read what the cross says about God here.
St. Paul gives us one of the best examples of union with God when he says in his letter to the Galatians read in all Eastern Orthodox Churches everywhere in the world today, the Sunday after the Elevation of the Cross, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ Who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself for me”
God doesn’t want us to exist in the world without him, we are not to live without him and we are not to die without him. He wants us to be with him. The heart of our faith is that God is holy and that he wants us to be part of His life. So, ultimately, intimately, we are asking Him to give us Himself: Communion.