His life as your life


‘Jesus replied, "Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them’ John 14.23 NIV. What is this teaching? It is His gospel of the Kingdom which is that we come to our Father by His Son; that He is the way to limitless life and truth and that we are alive as sons when we agree that He has come in our flesh.

The major point [here] is that Jesus has not left the human sphere; he is revealing the goal, the fullness, and the purpose of humanity itself, which is “that we are able to share in the divine nature” (2 Peter 1:4), even in this wounded and wounding world. Yes, resurrection is saying something about Jesus, but it is also saying a lot about us, which is even harder to believe. It is saying that we also are larger than life, Being Itself, and therefore made for something good, united, and beautiful. Our code word for that is heaven.’ (1)

Heaven comes to earth not just because we have healed a crippled leg – although this is certainly a sign of heaven’s presence. Heaven comes to earth because the fullness of God lives in you just as it was in Jesus. Resurrection flows from us into all things. Why? In Adam all die. But since the cross we have risen in Jesus. We are in Christ and we are alive in His life. In Christ all things are made alive and we have become life-giving spirits – imparters of heaven’s life. Heaven’s life is personal and communal. It is the trinity in you. Joined to the life-hub of the universe you are no longer a channel of religion. You live spirit and life because you are alive with eternal life.

(1) Rohr, Richard. Immortal Diamond: The search for our true self . SPCK. Kindle Edition