Sunday, 3 July 2011

My christology

“The incarnation is true, not of Christ exclusively, but of Man universally, and God everlastingly.” - James Martineau
My christology is neither high nor low,
but broad and deep.

We are all Christ,
emerging wet and shining
from the River Jordan,
with the light of heaven
shining on us.

We are all Buddha,
reborn each moment,
arising dependent,
Buddha-nature unfolding.

We are all John Barleycorn,
cut down in autumn,
ploughed back into the earth each winter,
putting on green shoots in spring.

We are all Aradia,
bringing her subversive message of hope
to an oppressed people.

We are all messiahs,
and we must all save the world
together, like rainbow warriors.

Let us recognise the work
to which we are called,
and open our sacred hearts to the world.


Yvonne Aburrow
2-7-11, 6.01 am

Notes

  • Aradia is the messianic figure supposed to have appeared to Italian witches and taught them the mysteries of Diana
  • Christology is what you think the nature of Christ is (in relation to God and humanity)
  • John Barleycorn is a dying and resurrecting vegetation spirit in  Wiccan mythology
  • The Legend of the Rainbow Warriors is a prophecy of the coming of saviours


(part of the Write for your Life practice developed by Merle Feld)

4 comments:

The Pollinatrix said...

Amen! Glorious.

Yewtree said...

Thank you :)

Milky Tea said...

Beautiful. Quite enchanting really. These sort of prose I love to bits. There are many reasons why I distrust the internet, but this sort of words make all the lies and hubris nothings but ashes in the wind. And it is blowing from a good place.

The human heart.

God Bless!

Pax.

Yewtree said...

Thanks - I am honoured to have restored your faith in the spiritual possibilities of the internet :)