What is the living and abiding word of God? It is the animating principle of the Holy Spirit in our lives. The living and abiding word of God is the fire, the wisdom, the deposit of faith that inspires us to live for more than just ourselves. It is a horizon in our hearts and minds so vast that we come to know ourselves as so much more than we ever imagined. The Holy Spirit moves and breathes within us, transforming us through the eternal sacrifice of Jesus into the imperishable seed that sustains us.
The Lord calls us to himself that we might become as he is. We too are destined to be transfigured, individually and collectively. Let us not lose sight of this as we scroll through our emails, get pulled into meetings, catch a glimpse of the next cultural paradox on the cover of a magazine. Greatness abides in the heart of humankind. It is in God’s image that we are made. No filter can compare to the light that shines from the truth of the abiding Presence in our hearts.