Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Encountering Jesus of Nazareth and the Christ of Faith

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/09/opinion/sunday/can-i-stay-with-the-church.html?_r=0


James Carroll's article,"Jesus and the Modern Man," reminds us of Jesus' Jewish identity. In Jesus of Nazareth, the divine and human come together to reveal  the fullness of God's love. This article alerts us to the reality that no theology can exhaust the depths of the Christ Presence among us. In the Christ Presence, there is neither Jew or Greek, slave or free, male and female, all are one in a new creation, a new humanity. While no one possesses ultimate truth, we are all connected and on a spiritual journey with room for growth. In opening our hearts to Holy Wisdom, we are filled with wonder and awe that there is always so much more to contemplate about the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth and our experiences of the Christ of faith.  Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP

"All dogmas, ordinances and accretions of tradition must be measured against the example of the man who, acting wholly as a son of Israel, eschewed power, exuded kindness, pointed to one whom he called Father, and invited those bent over in the shadowy back to come forward to his table." James Carroll

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