He Who was there from the beginning,…not “gone” from us, but fully (re) integrated with God and WITH US NOW.

Much of this truly amazing mystery, let alone source of comfort and hope, can be found in the book of Colossians (and in the book of John, and all throughout the Bible.)

Father Richard Rohr is able to illuminate this so well:

“Jesus the Christ is the very concrete truth revealing and standing in for the universal truth. I think this is precisely what he is referring to when he constantly calls himself “The Son of the Human.” Paul writes, “The fullness is founded in him . . . everything in heaven and everything on earth” (Colossians 1:19-20). Franciscan philosopher John Duns Scotus (1265/66-1308) says Christ was the very “first idea” in the mind of God, and God has never stopped thinking, dreaming, and creating the Christ.

We are created in the image of God, we come forth from God, and we will return to God. We each uniquely reflect part of the mystery of God in between! We must find out what part of the mystery is ours to reflect. All I can give back to God is what God has uniquely given to me—nothing more and nothing less.”

/Quotes ©️ Richard Rohr, Center for Action and Contemplation

Photography/subtitles: ©️ ora et decora 2021

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