Tuesday, January 27, 2009

truly incarnational.

We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body. 2 Corinthians 4:10-11

As we remember Christ, just as through the eucharist, we remember that we become Christ. Rob Bell says in Jesus wants to Save Christians that the "given over" is important here. Paul is speaking of the healing in the world and how when we identify with the suffering of our neighbor and we commit ourselves to doing something about it, it will cost us something.

So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you. 2 Corinthians 4:12

That's how the eucharist works. For someone to receive, someone has to give... the church is the living eucharist.

1 comment:

Kris said...

Very cool lesson. From an eco friendly perspective, i see a man dying so that we may live. But he lives within us. We may cast out the history of our planet, and yet the ones who come after us may reap the consequences. Every action there is a reaction. God has given his life, died for us, so that we may live. The things we do here on earth will effect the next generation. sons, and daughters, grandchildren all have been effected by our stay here on earth. Let them feel our sacrifice as God has done for us.