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.
Today, we explore the limits of the metaphor of the body–particularly, the limits that death and entropy present. What do we make of the fact that God invests so much energy and love in bodies that, one day, go away? Is there a mystical body that lies beyond, behind, or within the physical body? Rev. Lewicki, preaching.
Downoad a copy of today’s DIY labyrinth for meditation at home.