The Distance

What is the distance between still water and the moon's reflection upon it? What is the distance between "I" and "Am"?

God's otherness is so intimate! Through the Prophet Isaiah, God sings: "Can a mother forget her nursing child? So I will never forget you!" In his Confessions, St. Augustine writes that God is "intimeor intimo meo: nearer to me than I am to myself." St. Catherine of Genoa declares, "Between my soul and God I find no me at all!" And in the Song of the Lord, Krishna teaches, "I am the very self of your self."

I cannot even begin to conceive of God unless God already dwells in me, at some inconceivably intimate depth of my heart.

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