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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

Suffering Love

Suffering: Week 1 Suffering Love Thursday, October 18, 2018 I know that this too is part of life, and somewhere there is something inside me that will never desert me again. —Etty Hillesum [1] In his book When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Rabbi Harold Kushner dispels a common myth about suffering and helps… Continue Reading Suffering Love

Christ is Everyman and Everywoman

Eastern Christianity Christ is Everyman and Everywoman Monday, September 10, 2018 Many passages in the New Testament give a cosmic meaning to Jesus as the Eternal Christ (Colossians 1, Ephesians 1, John 1), but the Eastern fathers of the Church were the first (and last) to make this into a full theology until Bonaventure and… Continue Reading Christ is Everyman and Everywoman

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