What Is The Cosmic Christ?

Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola state, “Christ is so large that no search party in the universe can explore an iota of His infinite depths.”

They are talking about the Christ that existed from eternity, eons before Jesus of Nazareth walked the earth.

Jesus was a man who existed at one point in time.

The Christ, on the other hand, existed from all of eternity.

Some theologians refer to this eternal Being as the Cosmic Christ or the Universal Christ.

To scratch the surface of this Cosmic Christ, I read Richard Rohr and Ilia Delio.

I also took a look at what the Apostle Paul had to say.

The Greeks called the eternal Christ the Logos (“Word” in English), which is the organizing principle out of which the universe emerges.

Richard Rohr tells us Christ is the eternal union of matter and Spirit from the beginning of time.

This gives us a better sense of the Cosmic Christ.

The Cosmic Christ is as small as the smallest particle and as vast as the largest planet.

The Cosmic Christ is on the move.

It constantly creates.

The Cosmic Christ decided to reveal itself 14.6 billion years ago with the Big Bang.

We can call this the first incarnation.

Four billion years ago was another incarnation.

The Earth was formed.

There was light, land, vegetation, creatures on land and sea.

Then, two thousand years ago, was the human incarnation of God: Jesus of Nazareth.

This is an exquisitely patient God.

An enormous amount of time has passed to get to this point.

So what does this mean?

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The Cosmic Christ

Richard Rohr

In this teaching, Fr. Richard gives profound insight into the nature of the historical Jesus and what the resurrected Christ really means. We are reminded that the material and spiritual worlds are part of the same universal reality. As the Body of Christ, we are all called to participate in relationship with the Divine Trinity.

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