Very interesting passage from C.S.Lewis ‘Miracles’:
“We know the sexual life; we do not know, except in glimpses, the other thing which, in Heaven, will leave no room for it. Hence where fulness awaits us we anticipate fasting. In denying that sexual life, as we now understand it, makes any part of the final beatitude, it is not of course necessary to suppose that the distinction of sexes will disappear. What is no longer needed for biological purposes may be expected to survive for splendour. Sexuality is the instrument both of virginity and of conjugal virtue; neither men nor women will be asked to throwaway weapons they have used victoriously. It is the beaten and the fugitives who throwaway their swords. The conquerors sheathe theirs and retain them.”
I pray that Lewis is right and we, Patricia and I, will experience Love from God, love for God, and love for one another. After all sex is NOT sin, original sin was disobedience to God and we, Pat and I, were made One by God.
“No quality of human nature is more remarkable, both in itself and in its consequences, than that propensity we have to sympathize with others.” [David Hume] This sympathy can be called Love. Love is how we escape the confines of our own mind. We feel our own Love in response to the love we observe in the other. We go from “I think therefore I am ” to “I love, therefore we are.” We are able to understand the thoughts and feelings of our beloved through the operation of our Love. I feel the “Presence” of my departed spouse therefore she still exists. We escape the confines of our own mind into God because God is Love.
When looking within I usually find myself in a house, a small circle of consciousness in a dark house. I have always wondered at the darkness. I frequently felt Pat’s presence and thought she should show up as another bright circle of consciousness. And there was the Presence of God, surely if present in me, He should be a light lighting the whole house. Well this morning only half awake and still dreaming, my inner house was filled with a bright cloud brightening the whole house so I could see all. Pat and I walked together through this newly lit house, hand in hand pressed together. In some deep way we were praising God and ourselves being One. Thought linked with thought, dream linked with dream, image to image linked with God. Death hasn’t beaten us! Love has set all the doors wide open and we could see all eternity and we were free! I stare into her green/grey eyes and see paradise has now united God, her, and me; us as One profoundly searching, opening, asking, yielding as we did on our wedding day. Our two lives drawn together forever. What does this morning dream mean? This is our house and now we know each other forever. This is where we live and never die. We are still one because Christ’s Victory has fulfilled our marriage in Heaven. As St. Paul said: “And now these three remain Faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love (1 Cor 13:13) Only LOVE is eternal.
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I take Christ’s words to Heart when He said “At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.” John 14:20 and “nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:21. So I search within myself for the truth; I am a mystic. In 2 Corinthians 13:5 Paul writes, “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? ” Christ also said, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:…” Matthew 7:7. Truth is everywhere even in the Gnostic Gospels; the Eastern Church is correct when they recognize degrees of Truth. If Christ had wanted us to accept and stop reasoning he would not have told us to seek! He is still our Rabboni and will be forever. God is Love!