Quote for the Day

It is well known that the category of the personal is vital to Christian thinking, both in relation to God who is understood to be three-personed and to humanity which is seen as made in God’s image and likeness. Often in common usage what is personal is thought to be identical with what is individual. But the reverse is the case. For whereas when we speak of the individual we speak of each one in his separateness in competition with all others, when we speak of the person we speak of each one in his relatedness, in communion with all others. Indeed just as in God each of the three divine persons lives in and through the others, so also it is at the human level. We are members one of another. In each the whole is present.

— A. M. Allchin, Participation in God: A Forgotten Strand
in Anglican Tradition

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About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.

  • judith collier

    We don’t have to look very far for God, do we? There are such beautiful souls everywhere. One can know of God if one would only take the time to recognize Him in His works. We were made for communion. The mountain top is great but so is the valley and the dessert once you are aware of God in everything and in everybody. Emmanuel, He IS with us.