Don’t Just Think, Embody…

Feminism freed my mind. Yoga freed my body. It’s one thing to intellectualize self-love and another to embody it. Melanie Klein

Meditation: Incarnation as we call it, “the Word becoming flesh” is what distinguishes Christianity from philosophy. God in Jesus Christ is not just a noble thought, not just a great theory, not just a “truth” or a “fact”. No, God being embodied in this man who lived more than 2000 years ago is a mystery, a challenge for our intellect, and a comfort to our heart. God becoming embodied, God taking on human form is the most amazing story and human experience there was. And it continued with the life changing experience of the Spirit of Christ having been passed on to us, his followers. As we embrace the liberation that Jesus brought and the deep and unconditional love that he embodied, we are being transformed. And for God to fully live within us, we need to allow to go deeper than only embracing Jesus with our intellect. As we learn to practice self-love, we are being set free to also love God, our creator and to grow in embodying love in relationship with others. This experience means that incarnation is happening every day. This is the mind blowing experience of “the Word becoming flesh” among and also in us.

Prayer: God, we pray that we won’t be satisfied with just thinking about You, as if You were a “truth” or a “virtue”. Free us from the seduction to reduce You to an object that we can play to our advantage like a “wisdom card” or a “game of politics”. Let us meet You in Your embodiment in Christ so that we will truly be transformed, and our transformation will be greater than just that of our mind. Thank You for wanting to live within and through our bodies, our hearts and our minds. Thank You for giving us the spiritual longing to move beyond our mere rational understanding of You, and to grow and become stronger in embodying Your forgiving love every day of our life. Amen

The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, the glory as the only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth.  John 1:14