Yoked to Jesus

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” †  Mathew 11: 28-30  What is the labour and burden that Jesus is asking me to deal with? Perhaps I have to let go of the compulsive burden (or is it a sort of entitlement?) that my spouse and children should choose a spiritual path that I know to be right. Jesus accompanied Judas Iscariot to the very end but never deprived him of his freedom to choose his own destiny. Jesus on the other hand, uninterrupted by Judas's choice to reject him, continues to accomplish his mission. He does become a victim of Judas's betrayal but he seldom takes on the victim's identity. In divine wisdom, Jesus chooses to die in our place (and that of Judas) in a redeeming act of love. Rather than being compelled to fix those whom God has entrusted to my headship by m

Trinity, Humanity & Eternity

In the the Trininty, the Father gives himself completely to the Son and Son, to the Father. Giving oneself completely to the other is called love. Nothing else qualifies to be love :)

The Holy Spirit is the love between the Father and the Son. In other words, He is the what proceeds from the Father and Son. Unmistakably what proceeds from both the Father and the Son is love. So Love thus is the Holy Spirit himself. The love, proceeds from the Father and the Son because they have love in them. So they already have the Holy Spirit in them. Son receives everything father gives and the Father receives everything Son gives. What they both receive is thus the Holy Spirit. Interesting isn't it?

The Greek word Perichoresis means mutual indwelling or inter penetration. This is the word, theologians use, to represent the Trinity.

Our God is a "communion" from eternity. When God created us, He created us in His image and likeness. He created us man and and woman, as units capable of a junior version of this Trinitarian Perichoresis. This precisely why we hear so many I love you(s) in a day. Boy to a girl, Husband to the wife and the list goes so on.

Our capacity for sexual union is a gift for complete self giving. One cannot give himself completely to two persons. If he does, the receiver receives only half. This is why marriage is a covenant between one man and one woman. Sexual union that consummates the sacrament of marriage is thus between one man and one woman.

As a result of the couple giving themselves completely to the other in love, there proceeds a new life. Our marriages are truly a foretaste of the Trinitarian Perichoresis.

What goes still beyond is our ultimate union with God. This is the eternal life. All our earthly life and relations are merely a precursor to this reality. There, when we reunite with God, the love that is shared between couples and off springs is over shadowed by the profundity of the TRUE LOVE of God. Our glorified selves share in the Glory of Trinitarian God himself.

I'm simply overwhelmed.


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