Friday, September 11, 2009

DIVINE BODY



The Angel of the Divine Presence



"We are all co-existent with God, members of the Divine body.
We are all partakers of the Divine nature." William Blake
(quoted by Crabb Robinson in his diary)


Crabb Robinson Diary


I see a dimension of Christianity beyond following Jesus'
teaching on the Great Commandment, and the Last Judgment.
This is the dimension arising from the Resurrection and the
Incarnation. The message of Jesus could not be completed in
his physical lifetime, because it was to be a demonstration
of a new relationship between God and man. Jesus' promise
that his Spirit would live on and be available to his
disciples, was fulfilled in the empty grave, the post-crucifixion
appearances, and at Pentecost (and ever since.)
We are the
recipients of the promised Holy Spirit. Jesus
by becoming
Incarnate (Spirit in Body) demonstrates that we
too are
incarnated Spirits, bodies which are vehicles for
the indwelling
Holy Spirit. "Members of the Divine body"
as brother William says.
We Quakers are fond of saying there is "that of God in
everyone", which unites us as One Being.

1 comment:

karim said...

An insightfull post. Will definitely help.

Thanks,
Karim - Creating Power