The Spirit and Body are One

Christ is Risen! Death is no more.

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On that great day we shall be free from consequence and sin and the end of all ending shall end.  We shall be one, even as the Father, Son & Spirit are one, for so our Lord commanded and what he commanded is true, not almost but always, for the spirit and body are one.

No longer shall we find division in ourselves, no contradiction nor even paradox be found for the spirit and body are one.

For all shall be raised, as our Lord has been raised with body the same yet new; so shall our bodies and spirit reunite, continued yet new for the spirit and body are one.

Fallibility and consequence, fact and value, concept and expression; indeed all pairs of opposites will be present yet welded/layered/melted/completed for the spirit and body are one.

On that great day, the dead in Christ will rise, meeting the Son in the air, the living caught up with the dead and reunion and union; all nuance, unique and rare, elegant and spare completed and there and then the Spirit and body are one.

No sleep, fatigue or pain; no peculiar debris remain for the will of the one, yet three, holy one, from to age to come, our spirit and body are one.

JWS – April 14, 2013 at  2:44 AM

There is Grace in the Gaps

1 creationLately I’ve begun to think about the gaps in life.  I suppose this is intensified by the recent death of my father for as Robert Capon writes, “We live as we marry for better or for worse.”  There is a gap in all our striving.

We might think that Biblically the gap begins in Genesis 3 and the unfortunate incident with the fruit tree, but not so I think.  Note Genesis 1 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2 the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. NRSV Bible with the Apocrypha (Kindle Locations 462-466). Harper Collins, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

Separateness produces opposites Light/Darkness & Day/Night.  The recipe for fruit compote the neighbor shared over the back fence, lead to knowledge not just of good and evil but opposites in general and not just the natural ones of sequence and order but the moral opposites that gives rise to sin.

Creation endowed with freedom of possibility begets the process that leads to the gap in Genesis 3.

JWS (to be continued)