journal

Homecoming

Please share with your network!

When God eases us out of God’s heart into the earthly plane, God searches for the place that is most like paradise, and it’s the mother’s gaze. In the mother’s gaze, she transparently sacramentalizes God’s infinite gaze of love, looking into the eyes of the infant. And when the infant looks into her eyes it is looking into God’s eyes, incarnate as her loving eyes.

When God gazes at us and we gaze at God, both of us light up. God lights up in the sense of the joy of being recognized by the one that God created in his own image and likeness for the very sake of this recognition. For us, it’s a moment of visceral, intimate communion or oneness that feels like homecoming.

James Finley

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Visitor Reflections

The Archives

you may also enjoy…

Contemplative spirituality

We all desire to make effective change in our communities and political systems. We do good better when our active...

The essential work of life

I met a man once who’d had a near-death experience, he almost drowned. He was very happy going down the tunnel of...

Contact Me

Let us know how to get back to you.


How can I help?

Feel free to ask a question or simply leave a comment.