Today’s Advent reflection is brought to you by the Franciscan Richard Rohr. It was too good not to share. It’s taken from an extraordinary little book I’m reading through this year called Preparing for Christmas: Daily Meditations for Advent. Exceedingly and abundantly worth its modest price of $2.99 on Amazon.com.
No one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. —Luke 10: 22
The Cosmic Christ
The Second Coming of Christ that history is waiting for is not the same as the baby Jesus or even the historical Jesus. The historical Jesus was one man, and Christ is not his last name.The Christ includes the whole sweep of creation and history joined with him— and you too. We call this the Cosmic Christ. We ourselves are a member of the Body of Christ and the Cosmic Christ, even though we are not the historical Jesus. So we very rightly believe in “Jesus Christ,” and both words are essential.
Rohr, Richard. Preparing for Christmas: Daily Meditations for Advent