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Being Made Holy

The Prayerful Life No. 65

Sep 2, 2014

Saying For Today: Only in God do I find myself as myself, and do I become what I truly, deeply already am.


Brian K. Wilcox, a vowed Contemplative in the Christian tradition, and Associate of Greenbough House of Prayer, offers an interspiritual work focusing on cultivating the Heart of Compassion. His book of mystical Love poetry is An Ache for Union: Poems on Oneness with God through Love. Brian integrates wisdom from the major spiritual Paths. May you always know that you are blessed!

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O Holy Spirit,
descend plentifully into my heart.
Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling
and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.

*St. Augustine

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And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

*I Thessalonians 5.23 KJV, Christian Scripture

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To be sanctified, or made holy, is not to be better than anyone else or to be a model of morality. Yet, surely, this being "set apart" will result in high standards of behavior and attitude. We could say, then, that sanctification is not a morality, but results in, even demands, a morality. Why? For in sanctification I realize that I do not belong to myself, but to Grace and, therefore, to everyone.

Sanctification has to do with the power and purity of holiness. This holiness is not religious or spiritual. Holiness is the glory of the Wonderful Presence, in which we all share, all are. We each are part of this Presence, for this Presence includes us in Itself.

In being sanctified, I am being created into the likeness of Grace. I am not doing this to myself, but this is being done to me. I am acted upon. My action is only to surrender, to prepare myself to say "Yes."

I, in this process, am not becoming other than myself, but I am becoming true to myself as myself, in God and by God and for God. Only in God do I find myself as myself, and do I become what I truly, deeply already am. This is Love. This Love is Christ. This Love makes us what we already, always, are.

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*Worship, Udaipur, Marji Lang, Flickr

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Grace and Peace to All

The Sacred in Me bows to the Sacred in You

*You are welcome to contact Brian at briankwilcox@yahoo.com .

 

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