Friday, 6 January 2012

God Enfleshed!

"Christian revelation is always pointed, concrete, and specific. Our word for that is 'incarnational' or enfleshed.  Walter Brueggemann calls it brilliantly 'the scandal of the particular.'

Christianity is not a Platonic world of ideas and theories about which you can be right or wrong, or observe from a distance. Incarnation is not something you measure or critique or analyze, but Someone you meet!  This pattern reaches its fullness in the enfleshment of the Divine in one ordinary-looking man named Jesus. 

We dare to believe that God materialised in human form, so we could fall in love with a real person, which is the only way we fall in love. It is almost impossible to give your life warmly for an idea, a force, an energy, or a concept.  

We are programmed to give our lives away to other persons."  (Richard Rohr, OFM)