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Finding God Everywhere

This Is My Body Finding God Everywhere Friday, March 8, 2019 Yesterday I shared theologian Sallie McFague’s model of the universe as the body of God. Let’s continue exploring this concept and its implications. McFague writes: We know God—we have some intimation of the invisible face of God—through divine incarnation in nature [what Franciscans call… Continue Reading Finding God Everywhere

The Universe Is the Body of God

This Is My Body The Universe Is the Body of God Thursday, March 7, 2019 The bread and the wine together are stand-ins for the very elements of the universe, which also enjoy and communicate the incarnate presence. Authentically Eucharistic Christians should have been the first to recognize the corporate, universal, and physical nature of… Continue Reading The Universe Is the Body of God

Bodily Knowing

This Is My Body Bodily Knowing Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Ash Wednesday Mutual desiring and indwelling is the intended impact of the Eucharist. We know that Jesus often referred to himself as the “bridegroom” (John 3:29; Matthew 9:15), and one of his first recorded acts of ministry was partying at a wedding feast (John 2:1-11),… Continue Reading Bodily Knowing

Holy Blood

This Is My Body Holy Blood Tuesday, March 5, 2019 As if eating his body weren’t enough, Jesus pushes us in even further and scarier directions by adding the symbolism of intoxicating wine as he lifts the cup and speaks over all of suffering humanity, “This is my blood.” Jesus then dares to say, “Drink… Continue Reading Holy Blood

You Are the Body of Christ

This Is My Body You Are the Body of Christ Monday, March 4, 2019 Christ is the eternal amalgam of matter and spirit as one. They hold and reveal one another. Wherever the human and the divine coexist, we have the Christ. Wherever the material and the spiritual coincide, we have the Christ. That includes… Continue Reading You Are the Body of Christ

God’s Body

This Is My Body God’s Body Sunday, March 3, 2019 As I shared earlier, the prologue to John’s Gospel gives us a wonderful vision of the Christ Mystery. [1] John uses the word Logos, which I take to mean blueprint. It is the inner pattern of reality, revealed in Jesus and in creation. Let’s take… Continue Reading God’s Body

An Interior Faith

Christ in Paul’s Eyes An Interior Faith Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Describing his encounter with the risen Christ on the road to Damascus in his letter to the Galatians, Paul writes a most telling line. He says, “God revealed his Son in me” (Galatians 1:16, JB, NIV). This high degree of trust, introspection, and self-confidence… Continue Reading An Interior Faith

Paul’s Conversion

Christ in Paul’s Eye Paul’s Conversion Monday, February 25, 2019 All of Paul’s major themes are contained in seed form in his conversion experience, of which there are three descriptions in Acts (chapters 9, 22, and 26). Scholars assume that Acts was written by Luke around 80-90 CE, about twenty years after Paul wrote most… Continue Reading Paul’s Conversion

Another Name for Every Thing

Jesus and Christ Another Name for Every Thing Tuesday, February 12, 2019 What if Christ is a name for the transcendent within of every “thing” in the universe? The Christ Mystery anoints all physical matter with eternal purpose from the very beginning. The word translated from the Greek as Christ comes from the Hebrew word… Continue Reading Another Name for Every Thing

Christ Is Everywhere

The Universal Christ Christ Is Everywhere Thursday, December 6, 2018 Christ is the eternal amalgam of matter and spirit as one as they hold and reveal one another. Wherever the human and the divine coexist, we have the Christ. Wherever the material and the spiritual coincide, we have the Christ. That includes the material world,… Continue Reading Christ Is Everywhere

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