Monday, December 7, 2015

Advent and Memory

Christ is eternal, the lord not just of earth and stars and flesh and spirit, but even of time itself.

Is incarnation a casting off or a giving up, or is it a taking on? A mantle of temporality? Does the eternal lord of heaven have memory if he is at all times and all places unchanging?

Flesh is memory. We bear the effects and the results of every moment we are alive. Even the dead remember their death in their flesh.

If incarnation is a taking on a history, resurrection is... a restoration? A summation of all that is into an unchanging moment? Do Christ's scars bear eternal testimony to his sacrifice, or have they been transformed after his ascension?

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