Is This Not A Holy Trinity?

Is this not a holy trinity: the firmament, the earth, our bodies? And is it not an act of worship to hold a child, and till the soil, and lift a cup? And Communion, first seek that from your lover’s soul before anything offered from a priest. — Meister Eckhart.

Hardly the teaching one would expect from a Dominican priest in the fourteenth century, but thought provoking. Words like this led to accusations of heresy late in Eckhart’s life. But are they heretical?

Yesterday Suzy and I spent the day walking Quail Hollow golf course watching this week’s PGA tournament. I say walked, but with a boot on my right leg and Suzy still recovering from knee replacement surgery we didn’t go that far. But the sky was bright blue, the course was manicured green, and breathing in the fresh air reminded us why we love to go to this golf tournament each year. We were experiencing God’s gifts first hand.

Sincere contemplation of the simple acts of nurturing a baby, puttering in a garden, or communion with one’s partner bring about a better understanding of God than reading any textbook. Sublime experiences with nature or our fellow humans provide compassionate understanding of our life on earth.

We often meditate about the mystical, but don’t forget to contemplate the daily miracles.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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