“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver, The Summer Day
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2 Corinthians 5:20
We are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us.
The incarnation is not just a one-time event in history.
Yes, we as Christians believe that God incarnated as human in Jesus of Nazareth.
Jesus became the very embodiment of the Divine and reflected that Light to the world.
He showed us how to reflect that Light.
He showed us how to be that Light with our words and actions.
He showed us how to love and to care for the least of these (Matthew 25).
He showed us how to die before we die, to die to the false self so that the true self can live.
On this Ash Wednesday, we acknowledge that we will return to dust in the not-so-distant-future.
Our time as spiritual beings having a human experience (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin) is short indeed.
It’s a time we’ve been graced with in order to cooperate in the building of the kingdom of God, or in incarnating Unconditional Love in this time and this place.
As St. Paul said, “Working together, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain…Behold, now is a very acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:1-2).
All of creation is participating in the incarnation of God!
It’s happening now.
We, as humans, are given the choice as to whether we will accept the invitation to participate.
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