NOT DEITIES BUT SONS AND DAUGHTERS
In my youth I regarded the Lord’s Table as a reminder of the cross. And so it is. But it’s more than that. It’s a reminder that His Body given for us is His life every day in us– not just for forgiveness of sins but for acquisition of life.
It’s significance is that by the Spirit His life becomes our life. When we are teachable enough and sensible enough to agree with Jesus that to eat His flesh and drink His blood is to gain His real life as our own. We can live a life incarnated with the trinity instead of living in the externalities of religion.
‘Those who eat Me will live because of Me’ is about His real body in us and our and our real life as ourselves who are sons/daughters in being – not in religion or in notional positions. It’s not notional. It’s ontological.
THE LORDS’ TABLE
“The Eucharist.. becomes our ongoing touchstone for the Christian journey, a place to which we must repeatedly return in order to find our face, our name, our absolute identity, who we are in Christ, and thus who we are forever. We are not just humans having a God experience. The Eucharist tells us that, in some mysterious way, we are God having a human experience!” (1) So its much more than getting mournful about the cross. Holiness is less about extolling the cross and more about being the expression of Christ’s person.
You are one substance with Christ. God is manifesting in George and Jill. You can dumb this down into religion or live in its raw spirit and life.
This does not mean we are deities. However we do hang out with the trinity and we are Family. God is not just near us. God is woven into our being in Christ by the Spirit.
Jesus Christ the Son of God is a human being. His humanity by the Spirit lives in you so that we are sons in spirit and in truth – indwelt by a real Christ and imbued with an active Holy Spirit and a nurturing Father. As sons and daughters you are a manifestation of the trinity. Do you know what the main manifestation of Holy Spirit is? It’s you and Joe and Mary and Cyril.
(1) Rohr, Richard. The Universal Christ (p. 137). SPCK. Kindle Edition.