Monday, April 7, 2008

"In the Flesh I Shall See God"

As we continue to reflect on the resurrected flesh of Christ, I will be posting periodically on the resurrected wounded body of Christ. In the enfleshment of the resurrection lies the healing of our culture.
But nothing is able to be transformed into another except insofar as it recedes in some fashion from its form, because form makes something one, and so preceding the division of penetration [that is, the lover's penetration of the beloved] is another division by which the lover is separated from himself tending thereby into the beloved.
"Though he was in the form of God, he did not deem equality with God, something to be grasped at."
Because nothing recedes from itself unless dissolved from what holds it inside itself, just as a natural thing is not detached from its form unless the dispositions are dissolved by which the form is retained in the matter, so it must be that the lover is removed from the boundaries inside of which the lover is held and on account of this love is said to liquefy the heart, because a liquid is not contained by its boundaries (III Sent., d. 27, q. i, a. i, ad 4).
"And immediately blood and water flowed."

"Put your hand into my side."

Markel, SJ

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