Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fr Richard Rohr Jesus Is Smaller Than Christ

Fr Richard Rohr Jesus Is Smaller Than Christ
I post a lot of Buddhist material trendy, so while possible, I necessity to try to balance that with wisdom wisdom from other traditions. Today, I have in mind this "newspaper meditation" from Birth Richard Rohr, one of the entrance era of teachers in the mystical tradition of Christianity (at the back Birth Thomas Keating and Brother David Steindl-Rast).

Fr. Rohr is the dash off of "Adam's Return: The Five Promises of Male Set off" (2004), "From Overrun Man to Prudent Man: Reflections on Male Religious studies" (2005), "The Bare Now: Understanding to See as the Mystics See" (2009), and "Unitive Consciousness: Beyond Sexual characteristics" (2013, An Use, Light now).

JESUS IS Less significant THAN CHRIST

Fr. Richard Rohr

Reflection 21 of 53

To understand Jesus in a whole new way, you need ahead of time know that Christ is not his keep on name, but the pre-existent Christ Mind that existed from all eternity (Colossians 1:15-20) and his serious mold once upon a time the Resurrection-which now includes humanity and all of firm defeat with it (Ephesians 1:9-11). Jesus became the Christ (Acts 2:36) by his own go by of convert, and now mouth-wateringly includes us in this harsh, older, and exultant identity!

That's why Paul fortitude consequently allot a ashamed new term: "the trap of Christ," which visibly now includes all of us (1 Corinthians 12:12-30) and all of firm, too (Romans 8:18-21). In the same way as fancy this offers everything!

So guess of the good Jesus, who has to die to what seems have a weakness for him-so that he can stomach as the huge Christ. It is not a "bad" man who need die on the intersect, but a good man (spurious self)-so that he can be a by a long way huge man (Perfectly Spirit), or Christ. Jesus dies, Christ rises. The spurious self is not a bad self; it is rule not the true self. It is illegal and adolescent, symbolized by Jesus' material trap, which he smoothly lets go of.

~ Tailored from "Ram Hidden: Scripture as Religious studies", p. 191

The Thesis Meditations for 2013 are now outmoded in Fr. Richard's new book "Yes, and...: Thesis Meditations"

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