Sunday, August 08, 2004

living and loving the life of christ

I don't usually look around Belief.net, as I find the site as almost the pluralistic equivalent of some sort of evangelical mega-site, with ad banners everywhere, loads of strategically placed shopping options and the like. However I did stumble across this today, which is an interview with a Former Trappist monk of the same abbey as Thomas Merton. He has a good little nugget of wisdom on how we see the life of Christ, which might help us with our thoughts on historical Jesuses and how we read the gospels:

"For the Christian mystics, they didn't see the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus as a story dualistically other than their life; rather they saw it as a story that revealed the deepest reality of their life. And we enter into this reality, which is at once God's life and our own, in the silent simplicity of meditation."

I thought that would tie in rather nicely with what has been said about divine nature and human nature, and how Jesus calls us to follow in his footsteps.

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