I shouldn’t come as a great surprise that those of us who are exploring the heights, depths and widths of God’s love are called heretics. Jesus who personified God’s heart, intentions and purposes had to carry the same label. Since we are in such company we freely let us propel further and further into this great mystery which His love constitutes.
To explore His love is the same thing as inspecting the wedding table. With great delight we examine the opulence and pomp which our Father has lavished upon us. There seems no end to the dishes which are meticulously prepared in the heavenly realm. To our relief and great joy we cannot find any signs with cautions warning: Do not touch! Do not taste!
We have even found our chair. Astonished, we discover that we are placed between the Father and Jesus. This discovery causes a well of feelings to surge through us. We are both elated and feel honored, and at the same time a bit embarrassed. You perhaps had no idea that both eagerly want to strike a conversation with you. Perhaps you think: Who me? Boring, grey, dull little me? Those notions are swiftly washed away when you look into their faces and only find interest and kindness.
While we explore the wedding table and bask and revel in our discoveries others are still under the table only getting the crumbs that are falling off the table. Many do not know that there exists a table. Others are too preoccupied with making drawings of a table they have never seen. What is common for the two groups is that they think that the crumbs are a part of them, that those good things somehow originate in them. They do not grasp that every good gift comes from above, that there is only one who is good and who freely shares His life with man.
Jesus once encountered a woman who wasn’t satisfied with just receiving crumbs from the table. (Matt 15:21-28) He said to her: Great is your faith! Then: Be it done for you as you desire. In other words: Join the party and feast off the table!