Together with the whole people of God, with people from all over the world, you are invited to live a life exceeding all your hopes. On your own, how could you ever experience the radiance of God’s presence?
God is too dazzling to be looked upon. He is a God who blinds our sight. It is Christ who channels this consuming fire, and allows God to shine through without dazzling us. Christ is present, close to each one of us, whether we know him or not. He is so bound up with us that he lives within us, even when we are unaware of him. He is there in secret, a fire burning in the heart, a light in the darkness.
But Christ is also someone other than yourself. He is alive. He stands beyond, ahead of you. Here is his secret – he loved you first. That is the meaning of your life: to be loved for ever, loved to all eternity, so that you, in turn, will dare to give your life.