So one of these nights and about twelve o’clock
This old world’s going to reel and rock
Saints will tremble and cry for pain
For the Lord’s gonna come in his heavenly airplane
What if God was one of us?
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Tryin’ to make his way home?
-Lyrics to “One of Us” sung by Joan Osborne, written by Ed Mann
If you are a believer in God/Spirit, you either believe that this Higher Power is separate and outside of you, or that its Divinity lives within you, to be continually sought and experienced. How do you think the two perspectives differ, and how does each one feel to you?
The knower and the known are one. Simple people imagine that they see God, as if He stood there and they here. That is not so. God and I, we are one in knowledge. -Meister Eckhart, 13th century Christian mystic
Know this, O Man, sole root of sin in thee
Is not to know thine own divinity!
-James Rhoades, O Soul of Mine
You who seek God apart, apart,
The thing you seek, thou art, thou art;
If you want to see the beloved’s face
Polish the mirror, gaze into that space
Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. -Luke 17:21 KJV