Thursday, 22 June 2017

Theosis 2.


"'Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.'"  Matthew 25:40 (NRSV)

Far from separating us from the people around us the process of union with God (theosis) brings us into closer relationship with others.

God is telling us that He is everyone, even the least.

When asked which was the greatest commandment Jesus answered, "'"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind."'"  Matthew 22:39 (NRSV)
Then he added, "'And a second is like it: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."'"  Matthew 22:39 (NRSV)

So the love of God which brings about the marriage which is said to be the purpose of Life is reflected in our love for those around us.

[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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