Desire

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Whether you are born rich or poor, we are all born to become ‘pursuant’ to certain life ideals…. It is a certain ‘something’ within us to have a pursuit; for the very life itself cannot be endured let alone enjoyed in the absence of pursuits. This presupposes that the very reality of life is a long chain of desires; the end of one is the beginning of another. It is a necessary fuel for life and a sure impulse for achievement. Desire must not die in man or else he will be want of expiring and suicidal thoughts will proceed on a manhunt for him.

We must all come under the spell of a worthy ideal, an almost utopian anticipation, an expectation of a joy beyond present happiness, a spiritual longing for triumph over all life’s struggles, a peeping into heaven for the Desire of the nations, an inseparableness of man and his Creator, a unique collaboration between finite and infinite.

Think about it! The narrative of Christ’s hypostasis, the perfect union and inseparable oneness of his divinity and humanity bestows on our spirits an immediate opportunity to take in the wonder of such an amazing paradox; an incontrovertible union between visible and invisible, dramatizing before us the prototype of our real anticipation. For at the summit of all human longing is this perfect cohabitation of Spirit and spirit, God and man, Heaven and earth; and as we wade through the sands of our individual deserts of meaning, the quiet desire for immortality that keeps surging onto the surface of our consciousness is simply a call to meet Christ.

He stands at the top of all our desires. The shame of taking our form did not deter him from a temporary demotion from his real nature as God; for man had corrupted the experience of life available to all that will be born through the sin of the first, the prototype, the Adam. With a redemptive compulsion and divine meekness, he submitted to the harshest form of manhandling possible and gained a new position for anyone who will be interested. It is now possible for man to experience that paradox, the unity of spirit and body (actually mind), God and you, the world present and the world to come. And guess what? He is both God and man. Wow! That’s just too much…

“That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us… And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one”

 

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Quotation from John 17:21-22 of the King James Bible

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