The human experience of awe and wonder is a basic initiating factor eliciting the reflection that cultivates openness to other perspectives. This openness is crucial to change. Change is crucial to growth. Without growth, there is only stagnancy, and then entropy – the slow, sure process of falling apart.
That enlightened senses to know good and evil obscured our vision that was created to see the Divine in one another, God’s image in each other. So, we must trust that love between us and look out together and truly, more profoundly love—in the strength of our relationship—and love creation and one another better.
We cannot see the church, the body of Christ, with awe and wonder at the beautiful, amazing things it can do, until we can see our own bodies in a way other than with frustration, shame or even disgust. Because the Spirit of God is that light wave, the Source that transposes our very atoms into something new – still you, still me, but new.