'Jesus said to them, "Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.' This is the state of being that the Lord's Table celebrates. The Lord's Table is not some kind of mourning about the cross. It's the new and living way in which you become you in the real world.
Worship is a life. Not something we do in church before the sermon begins.
The at-one-ment is the accomplishment of heaven on our behalf. The divine enterprise that saw Jesus preach the Kingdom, submit to the cross and rise from the dead had a result: 'You will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you' John 14.20 NIV. It is our agreeing with this realisation and living in it that defines us as having participated in the marriage supper of the lamb. We are one with God in spirit and in truth because Christ and His accomplishments are our life. Richard Rohr writes, "We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking." He is saying that what we live us what we are.
Christ manifesting as you in every bit of your life is the new creation unfolding in people.
In the parable of the talents, Jesus intimated that that there would be degrees of living out His inheritance. Some would live it in fullness. Others but partially and some not at all. The latter 'Because he was a hard man,' so they constructed their own gospel. But it was a gospel that left them in separation and not oneness with God because being of the law it was a gospel of externalities - husks in which people put their trust.
Externalities - the self constructed self.
But if Christ is our life - which is to say that He is the alpha and omega of our self, we are one with Christ and interwoven into the Family of God. We and Father are indeed one because in Jesus plus nothing and allowing no identity other than He, we have found union with God and we have found ourselves. "There is nothing to prove and nothing to protect. I am who I am and it's enough." Here lost in God we are found as ourselves. Living from our position in God, our sonship, won for us by Christ we are the expression of Him in our uniqueness.
There's a self that is artifice and the self who is there person you are in relationship to Jesus.