Yes I remember your reference to ‘holons’ quite some time ago. James defines ‘secondariness’ as ” a moment of someone else’s presence towards me which opens up for me my own relationship, simultaneously, to my past and my future. When trudging along by myself, my past is behind me and my future is before me. But undergoing something in the present at the hands of someone who is much stronger than myself, I discover that who I thought I was and who I think I am becoming are both altered by the quality of that presence.” I don’t think is means ‘secondary’ in the usual sense, but as you said, that ‘our lives rest in and are dependent upon God who is infinitely loving and forgiving’.