Monday, December 30, 2013

John 1:(1-9), 10-18

Year A - Christmas 2 - Blessed Body [2]
January 5, 2014

When a Word becomes Flesh we need to pay attention to fleshy things like human experience.

Our temptation is to rank Word before Flesh, but without a full partnership it makes no sense to speak of either. Here is whatever “glory” is: “Among”. No “among”; no “glory”.

Interested in grace and truth? They are found in lived experience. It is this fullness of grace and truth, word and flesh, that continues to call us beyond our current limitations. All of this is made known in our experience.

Note: this is not to elevate experience above word and flesh, but to indicate that they cannot have meaning separated from experience. We dilute our meaning when we fail to let this trinity play together—experience, flesh, and word.

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Here is an article you may appreciate to remember, "And the Word became flesh, and moved into the neighborhood."

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