True reverence is learned by becoming aware of a consciousness greater than
In moments when you have become aware of a higher other consciousness, you
imagine that the response to it might be fear. It is part of the human
condition that an element
of fear is transcended because we know that to open our heart to this greater
is to know simultaneously that it knows us and its knowledge is love.
Our self-knowledge is humbling because God's presence teaches us that He
knows us more deeply than a human consciousness can love or know itself. The
of consciousness to God is both knowledge of God and of ourselves. We can do
we have been empowered to do it through the consciousness of Jesus. His
so totally open to the Father that it is one with him, and when in silence we
know his human
consciousness dwelling in ours, we are awakened by his love.
-Laurence Freeman: Light Within: The Inner Path Of