Where is Christ? Where is the One in whom "all things in heaven and on earth were created" (Colossians 1.16)? Yes, up and out, "reconciling all things" (Colossians 1.17).

But also down and in, "holding all things together" (Colossians 1.17).

"Christ lives in me," wrote St Paul (Galatians 2.20).

Bernard of Clairvaux testified to an experience I want for you:

"I confess to you I have many times received the visits of the Word. I could not perceive the exact moment of his arrival. He did not enter by the senses, but whence did he come? Perhaps he did not enter at all, for he who enters comes from without. But I found him closer to me that I to myself" (Sermons on the Song of Songs).

Intention: Today, I will cradle the Creator of the Cosmos within my heart. I will trust that the Author of Life is in me--closer to me than I am to myself, holding me and all things together.