curtis4Song of Songs 1:8-13 | John 15:7-11

“Each of us should have two pockets,” the rabbis teach.  “In one [pocket] should be the reminder, “I am dust and ashes,” and in the other we should have written, “For me the universe was made.” (1) For you the universe was made.  Why so?  Why did God create the universe?  Why did God create you?  Out of love.  For the love of it.  But I’m speaking here of your being not just the object of God’s love, but also the subject of God’s love.  God needs you.  Those are the shocking words of Meister Eckhart, the 14th century German mystic. (2) God needs you.  And centuries later, Martin Buber, the Jewish philosopher, would confirm the same: “You know always in your heart that you need God more than everything; but do you know too that God needs you?”  Read More