For the Love of Dust

Wonderful reflection, beautiful music, stirring words. Amen

Eirene

Formed from dust of the earth. Formed from dust of the earth.

Julian of Norwich enters the room (tomb) reserved for the Anchorite, yet for Julian, the symbolism becomes rather meaningless except for the time and space it provides for God’s clarifying presence. The visions and subsequent revelations instruct Julian that the cross itself is not a symbol to revere. The sacrifice of Jesus, the mutilation and bloodletting of the divine-human body is an eternal manifestation of God’s unbounded love. It is a lived reality that humanity is welcomed into, only they must enter through the wound and be absorbed. It is to enter that space, “become that space—where thinking otherwise can happen; where creative responses to the deathly structures of modernity can be discerned,” the means by which they might be enacted, and be “endlessly born.”[1]

The vision of Christ and the copious blood that flows from his wounded head, hands, feet and side…

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Love Jesus, love my family, love meeting new people and sharing life with them!
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