The body is one of the central images in Christianity. Jesus Christ is the embodiment–the incarnation–of God. Paul imagines the church as the Body of Christ. Our tradition clearly loves bodies–and yet somehow Christianity became known as a religion that feared and discounted the body. We will explore the role of bodies in the Christian life–the individual body, the relational body, the social and global body, and the mystical body in this four week worship series. Rev. Lewicki, preaching.
Today, we look at our individual bodies. For generations, Christians have embraced the ancient Greek notion that our bodies consist of two parts, one “higher” (our spirit) and one “lower” (our flesh). Nothing could be further from the truth nor more harmful to a life of faith. We go back to Genesis and explore the story of the creation of the first human and wonder about the theological implications of being BOTH dirt and divine.
Download NDPC Labyrinth Meditation 1 to participate in today’s labyrinth meditation.