“Oneing of Love”
Does a day go by when we don’t feel a tinge of chagrin caused by the persons around us? I mean, after all, why can’t people be like me perfect in every way? The ideas of Julian of Norwich and those of Teilhard de Chardin remind me that we’re all in this together, so let’s make it work!
Lady Julian of Norwich wrote: “By myself I am nothing at all, but in general, I AM in the oneing of love. For it is in this oneing that the life of all people exists.” Julian is speaking, first of all, of the oneing in the Trinity, that Mystery of Relationship in love, three persons in One God unified in total outpouring of love and creativity. She is also writing of the union, the oneing, of all created things centuries before Teilhard de Chardin wrote The Divine Milieu. Julian continues: “The love of God creates in us such a oneing that when it is truly seen, no person can separate themselves from another person. In the sight of God all humans are oned, and one person is all people and all people are in one person.”
Great insight, Sister Valerie. Thank you.