Today I’m pondering O’Days comment about eternal life in John 3:15:
Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
She writes: “Eternal” does not mean mere endless duration of human existence, but is a way of describing life as lived in the unending presence of God.”
As I meditate on this idea of eternity as God’s ending presence, a sense of deep, timeless peace that is eternity coming over me; I could be in the moment forever; if something were to happen to me I would be at peace; worries and concerns, as well has joys and happy anticipations fade a way.
The spiritual awakening in me is palpable when I shift from considering eternity as part of the human life cycle (Chronos time) to meditating on it as a way of being with God (Kairos time). I sense a leap in faith that is not of my own doing.