Thursday, April 8, 2010

Everywhere, for Everyone

Richard Rohr explains the "everywhere, for everyone" nature of the Christ in this way:
"We are all the Body of Christ and even more so in our togetherness (1 Corinthians 12:12). Now that’s Scriptural, in many sacred texts, but perhaps it just seems too good to be true: 'There is only Christ, he is everything and he is in everything' (Colossians 3:11). The Risen Christ is our icon of this presence, now unlimited by space or time, which is why the post-Resurrection stories are showing Jesus' body to be both here and there, passing through doors, visible and not visible, everywhere and nowhere, as it were.

"Maybe we just did not have the inner experience to see it, or the courage to believe in such an everywhere presence and such 'easy' access to the Divine: 'You belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God' (1 Corinthians 3:23) is an inner knowing and grounding. I cannot prove it to you; you have to go there for yourself, rest there, draw upon its truth, and then it becomes your greatest strength and deepest truth."  - Richard Rohr, Adapted from The Cosmic Christ
Perhaps this is what we are given, in exchange for His physical presence as a human and divine being.

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