We are not one with Christ because we have found a scripture that says we are. We are one with Him because He is our being. We are one because we eat Him. When Jesus says those who eat me will live because of me, He is affirming that that those who eat His flesh and drink His blood have received Him into their being and that His Spirit will manifest in them. “Thomas Merton said it was actually dangerous to put the Scriptures in the hands of people whose inner self is not yet sufficiently awakened to encounter the Spirit, because they will try to use God for their own egocentric purposes.” Our inner self is awakened when Christ is our life and the law is not. MORE HERE. Pdf version.