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Christ

"Vague belief and spiritual intuition became specific and concrete and personal in Jesus—with a “face” that we could “hear, see, and touch” (1 John 1:1). The formless now had a personal form, according to Christian belief.

But it seems we so fell in love with this personal interface with Jesus that we forgot about the Eternal Christ, the Body of God, which is all of creation, which is really the “First Bible.” Jesus and Christ are not exactly the same. In the early Christian era, only a few Eastern Fathers (such as Origen of Alexandria and Maximus the Confessor) cared to notice that the Christ was clearly historically older, larger, and different than Jesus himself. They mystically saw that Jesus is the union of human and divine in space and time, and the Christ is the eternal union of matter and Spirit from the beginning of time."   Richard Rohr, O.F.M.


If Jesus was "Christ" so was Mechthild of Magdeburrg ...and so are you.

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bobby1933
Oct. 26th, 2016 10:34 pm (UTC)
You are right, I think everybody ought to preface almost every statement of alleged fact with the words: "In my opinion." I don't consider myself Christ either, but i do admire those ecstatics who were able to exclaim: "I am God!" (even when it got them beheaded).+

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