God for man is at home, not away in distant skies. The kingdom of heaven and the hope of glory are within. Divinity lies buried under the motions of the Body and the scurrying of the Mind. It is the still small voice, drowned out mostly by the clamor of material and mental interests. It is a pure, mild Presence, awaiting the day when the Mind will give heed to its quiet speech.
The Supreme God is not available; but within the quietude of his own Body every man may find a fragment of that same God, made personal in his own individuality. He has placed in our nature a share of his own life. He has apportioned amongst all his creatures that measure of his power which each is capable of receiving. Chi or Oke-Chukwu (my share of God) is the name given by the Igbos of Nigeria to this share or portion of God residing in all creatures.
In man the indwelling Spirit is the Christos, the son of the Almighty Father. This portion of divinity within the Body is all of God that man can possibly absorb. The cosmic God is hardly an object of worship by humanity; but that segmented portion of God that is lodged within the Body of mortals Ð that is the actual divinity assigned to receive the attention, homage and worship of mankind, and to be eaten sacrificially.
Man is a triune entity comprising the Body and the Mind held together by the Spirit. The Mind is an organizing intelligence seated in the brain, from where it thinks, plans and imagines.
The Mind, amid life's din is bewildered and becomes an actor, wearing different masks to suit the different roles it has to play. It acquires a host of false personalities - an "I" for each situation. These false personalities aggregate on the surface of the Mind, forming a mask called the Ego.
ManÕs indigence arose from his total loss of contact with his own Spirit or God. The way to his salvation is the dissolution of this Ego and the re-establishment of the lost contact with his Spirit.
When the Mind surrenders its Ego to the Spirit, the latter becomes its friend, ally, Guide and Shepherd. We re-become as little children, fit to enter the Kingdom of the God within. Mind communing with Spirit is true worship.