“Jesus has not left the human sphere; he is revealing the goal, the fullness, and the purpose of humanity itself, which is “that we are able to share in the divine nature” (2 Peter 1:4), even in this wounded and wounding world. Yes, resurrection is saying something about Jesus, but it is also saying a lot about us, which is even harder to believe. It is saying that we also are larger than life, Being Itself, and therefore made for something good, united, and beautiful. Our code word for that is heaven.” (1)
Jesus declared that He and His Father were one. We declare today that We and Father are one in Jesus. We experience this intimacy when we live in Jesus rather than in some addition to Him or subtraction from Him or some dilution that we might call our perspective. Richard Rohr assures us that, ‘There is a clear affinity between human intimacy and divine intimacy.’ This is why we must live in union with our personal God and why we must not remain in the old covenant insulated from God, from ourselves and from each other. We all belong. But this belonging is ours in the mindset of the new covenant and never in the old. Conditioned by the law we will preach abstractions instead of spirit and life and will do this because we are not fully alive, never fully ourselves and always purveying a numbed view of God that gives rise to a crippled version of the self.
(1) Rohr, Richard. Immortal Diamond: The search for our true self . SPCK. Kindle Edition.