Tag: human

On David and consummate humanity.

The first reading last Sunday was from the book of Samuel, and it described the anointing of, by biblical and popular account, the greatest king in the history of Israel: David. It’s kind of a short and sweet story the way we hear it in church: Samuel the priest and prophet of the Lord is …

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On holding the face of God, and a little bit on Mary.

There is a song I like very much, one of many, of course, but I’ve been thinking about this one lately. Lyrics by Mark Lowry, melody by Buddy Greene. It’s called “Mary, Did You Know?” They play it on the radio often during the Christmas season—understandably, because it’s a series of questions to the mother …

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On the measure of souls and animal liberation. Part I.

“What you do to the least of these, you do to me,” says the Son of Man, the ultimate Judge and Abiding Presence of the Christian scripture. “By me is this entire universe pervaded. All things are in Me, and I in them,” declares Lord Krishna, an avatar of Vishnu himself in the Bhagavat Gita …

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On dual nature

We all have dual nature. Christ is that nature fully realized. God is not exclusively transcendent nor completely immanent, but both. He did not fashion the world as a sculptor does a sculpture – separating from it in the end, though there is an aspect to Creation akin to the process of art-making. Still, the …

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