Brian’s Reflection: Tuesday, July 13, 2010
The very thing which is now called the Christian
religion existed among the ancients also, nor was
it wanting from the inception of the human race
until the coming of Christ … at which point the
true religion which was already in existence be-
gan to be called Christian. [italics mine]
Augustine of Hippo, the Retractiones
You can bet that I was never shown this text when I was in seminary!
The “true religion” is the ancient Myth of the incarnation of the “divine” in every human being. This Myth, this central truth, is to be found in every major religion in some form since Time has been recorded.
Think about this today. The “Christos” is the human person who has awakened to the Divine Within. Who recognizes the she is a Being housed in the wonder of the material and animated by the mystery of the energy of the Universe, of Existence. Once that wonder has been glimpsed, we are on the path to what the Gospels call “resurrection life” – which has nothing to do with the hereafter, but with the reality that, upon understanding, we have “entered into the fullness of Life”.
If you are there, blaze out and change the World! If not yet, stand open to the Christos’ approach!