Word Made Flesh

‘Listening Post’ was an opportunity to consider in creative ways the way of being Christian in the world, particularly as it is expressed and lived in the city, in Belfast.

One afternoon, David Porter, the Centre’s Director spoke of the implications of the Word being made flesh. And how Jesus was more comfortable in his flesh, his humanity, than we are. That he lived a profoundly more authentic human life than mine (though David didn’t say that!!) and that by becoming flesh he honoured and respected human beings far more than we do ourselves. And often far more than the church respects and honours the Flesh and the World.

It was a reminder of how much we disrespect the flesh, and how suspicious we are of all things fleshly. Perhaps influenced unduly by Paul’s triumvirate of world, flesh and the devil.

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