Friday, October 8, 2010
"For the Now in which God created human beings, and the Now in which the last member of the human race will pass away, and the Now in which I am presently speaking to you, are all the same in God and are nothing other than a single Now."
This is from Meister Eckhart's The Sermons, quoted by Frank X. Gaspar in his novel Stealing Fatima.
My birth and death and all in between are simply Now to God. This means that there is no "Before Christ" or after Christ. When God looks at the human race God sees all of us caught up in the dying and rising Christ. Even though I remember and sometimes regret the past and even though I anticipate and sometimes worry about the future, I really live in God's eternal Now.