At the core of discipleship is the following of Jesus into divine oneness: “The Father and I are one”(John 10:30). We are already one and the same as God but we have not yet fully integrated this deepest dimension of our identity with the rest of our lives. The reality is we live both separated from God and one with God. So, we need to allow our oneness with the mystery of God to become radically and insuppressibly real for us. We do this through a practice of meditation or, as the ancients called it, contemplative prayer. And, contemplative prayer is the pure gift of God’s owns elf to us and our enjoyment of this wondrous gift – but beyond all thought.