Then the people stood at a distance, while Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was. (Exodus 20.21)
On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. (John 14.20)
The true Shekinah is man. (Sir John Chrysostom)
We know from Scripture God is more visible in some places than others — the Incarnation, the Burning Bush, the Holy of Holies, etc. And this “visible” presence of God is meant to have impact. Encountering a “burning bush” affects us differently than a walk in the woods.
Human beings, through the indwelling Trinity, are the primary place God chooses to make his presence visible and this presence is intended to bring individual and community reclamation. Our failure to understand this can reduce our lives to activity instead of impact and loving our neighbor to a behavioral code instead of renewal.
To talk in terms of our souls being an interior castle is another way of understanding the Trinity indwells us. John Chrysostom said, “The true Shekinah is Man.”
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