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“Christ is more than Jesus. Christ is the communion of divine personal love expressed in every created form of reality — every star, leaf, bird, fish, tree, rabbit and every human person. Everything is christified because everything expresses divine love incarnate.”
I find this line very helpful – it expresses something I accept theoretically but don’t always live into – the immensity of Christ, the all inclusiveness of Christ.
I remember as a child going to communion and thinking that when the Eucharistic minister said “The Body of Christ,” she was naming the host. Then one day, I was struck to the core when I realize “Oh no, she is naming me.” It took a third movement for me to realize she was naming herself, the host, me, the birds I heard singing, the annoying person I had recently been critiquing in my mind, and on and on and on.