The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe
The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe By Richard Rohr
Thursdays: April 8, 15, 29, May 6, 13, 20, June 3, 10
Facilitator: Kelly Lemens
Suggested Donation: $25, includes book
The revelation of the Risen Christ as universal and eternal was clearly affirmed in the Scriptures and in the early church. Gradually after the Great Schism of 1054, however, we lost this profound understanding of how God has been liberating and loving all that is. Perhaps now is the time to reclaim this deep mode of seeing:
· What if Christ is a name for the transcendent within of every “thing” in the universe?
· What if Christ is a name for the immense spaciousness of all true Love?
· What if Christ refers to an infinite horizon that pulls us from within and pulls us forward too?
· What if Christ is another name for everything – in its fullness?
It’s time we deeply explore these questions about Christ and the shape of reality for each of us. This revelation transforms the way we see and live, and offers us the deep and universal meaning that is so lacking in our world today.
Drawing on scripture, history, and spiritual practice, Richard Rohr offers us a transformative view of Jesus Christ as God’s constant, unfolding work in the world. “God loves things by becoming them.” Jesus’s life declares that humanity has never been separate from God. When we embrace this fundamental truth, faith becomes less about proving Jesus was God and more about learning to recognize the Creators’ presence all around us and in everyone we meet.
Join us as we explore what it means that Jesus was called “Christ,” and how this forgotten truth can restorehope and meaning to our world.