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The Presence of Christ:  In All and In Each

Series: 
Love Matters
Week: 
24

Love Matters are wisdom words from Fr. Thomas Keating spoken during the filming of the new series God is Love: The Heart of All Creation. Some are included in the series; others are from footage published here for the first time. A new word will be posted every Monday throughout the year. May they serve to inspire hope and lift your heart.

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English Transcript: 

What Christ becoming human did was to transform the entire race because of its oneness and unity.  By taking one person, he took to himself every person.  He came to take away the sins of the world, meaning individually and collectively.  So, the whole of human nature has been transformed by God becoming human.  And so is everything in creation that approaches or touches or relates to the human presence of Christ in every expression - that is, in every human being, Christ is present, as he emphasizes in the Gospel, “What you do to the least of mine, you do to me.”  So, the presence of Christ not only in humanity in general but in each individual is emphasized.  In some of the mystics it’s very strong, like in Mother Teresa, who saw Christ in the most destitute of human people.


 

Spanish Transcript: 

La presencia de Cristo: en todos y en cada uno.

Lo que hizo Cristo al volverse humano es transformar a la totalidad de la especie debido a su unidad y a su naturaleza única. Al tomar para sí a una persona, tomó para sí a todas las personas. Vino a quitar los pecados del mundo, en un sentido individual y colectivo. Así, la totalidad de la naturaleza humana ha sido transformada por el hecho de que Dios se haya vuelto humano. Y lo mismo sucede con todo lo que en la creación se acerca o toca o se relaciona con la presencia humana de Cristo en todas sus expresiones – es decir, en cada ser humano está presente Cristo, como afirma en los Evangelios “Cuanto hicisteis al más pequeño de mis hermanos, a mí me lo hicisteis”. Por lo tanto se resalta la presencia de Cristo no solo en la humanidad en general sino en cada individuo. En alguno de los místicos esto es muy fuerte, como en el caso de la Madre Teresa, que veía a Cristo en la persona más desposeída.

 

Category: 
God Is Love