The Love that dances at the heart of things

Yesterday morning in his homily the priest made a brief reference, en route to his main point, to discovering what it means to be truly human, created in the image and likeness of God. How, he asked, can we live lives which radiate the love and the light of God?

I too had been wondering this the day before, as we celebrated the sublimely lovely feast of the Transfiguration. A Benedictine friend had shared a reflection in her blog, in which she used a sonnet by Malcolm Guite, and I was caught up by these lines:

There were no angels full of eyes and wings
Just living glory full of truth and grace.
The Love that dances at the heart of things
Shone out upon us from a human face

And I thought... but that Love which dances at the heart of things dances in each of us! And that Love shines out at us today, and every day, from a multitude of human faces! Maybe not with a visible blaze of radiant glory, but certainly with the innate glory and dignity of being created in God's image and likeness. Imagine how truly transformative it would be for each of us to be able to see Love shining out of every human face we meet... Imagine how deeply transformative to be able to see Love each time we look in the mirror, or delve into our deepest selves... to live, too, always conscious that we were created not only to find, but also to radiate Love to everyone we encounter; to be that living glory, full of truth and grace... 

Imagine beginning today and every day, with this awareness and intention...