Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Spiritual Rhythms of Life for Today

We have no direct vision of God or ourselves. When we demand this or attempt to do so, our view of both will be inappropriate. God invites us to see him through the eyes of Christ, which is the way he sees us. That is, through mediation our view of God and ourselves will become more appropriate and therefore have an impact of how we live in the world in community with God, self, and other.


Living Spiritual Rhythms For Today


Michel said...

Hi Greg,
Your post sounds good, but what does it mean in real life to "look through the eyes of Christ"? How do I know, when I'm looking at God and myself, that it's in fact Christs eyes, and not mine, that I'm looking throught? And, will my view not allways be tainted by my own eyes?

Greg said...

Thanks. Good questions!! Both epistemological and hermeneutical.

Let me ask you one before going on. What is real life?

I know I'm looking at God and self through the eyes of Christ when I see God as Christ does and when I see self as Christ does. Christ, for example, sees God as his father and resurrecter. And Christ sees self as a creature of God and a sinner in need of redemption. Seeing God and self these ways brings a theological dimension into vision and though always tainted by my own eyes, it still transcends it. While it's true that my eyes will be seeing, that's not really a massive problem, unless of course I insist on seeing as being limited solely to my field of vision.