Meeting Christ In His Mysteries

SPIRITUALITY: The Mystery Of Christ Unveiled by Gregory Collins

June 17, 2017

From Meeting Christ in His Mysteries The man Jesus has risen up to name above all names, he was crushed in the flesh of sin, bore the form of a servant, was obedient to death; he became Kyrios (Lord), pneuma (Spirit).  He is, then, the same Lord who walked unnoticed and persecuted through the fields of Palestine and at last ended his life like a criminal on the cross; now he rules the world as king and the church is his bride.  All his life, beginning in the Virgin’s womb, is the great mystery of salvation, hidden from eternity in God and now revealed in the ecclesia (church).  The deeds of his lowliness in that life on Earth, his miserable death on Calvary appear now in a different light: God’s own light; they are [...]

SPIRITUALITY: In The Beginning Was The Trinity…, by Gregory Collins

June 10, 2017

From Meeting Christ in his Mysteries (Introduction) Christ’s whole Earthly life – his words and deeds, his silences and sufferings, indeed his manner of being and speaking – is revelation of the Father.  Christ’s whole life is a mystery of redemption.  Redemption comes to us above all through the blood of his cross, but this mystery is at work throughout Christ’s entire life. (Catechism of the Catholic Church) What was visible in our Redeemer has passed over into the sacramental mysteries. (Pope Saint Leo the Great) The mysteries of Christ are our mysteries. (Blessed Columba Marmion) These quotations introduce the guiding idea of this book: the mystery of Christ through which we are called into union with God [...]