“it is made apparent how being that truly understands itself grasps at the same time that in being itself it does not belong to itself; that it only comes to itself by moving away from itself and finding its way back as relatedness to its true primordial state.” ( Joseph Ratzinger, 1968.)
In the beginning was the Word.
The Word was with God.
The Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.
Through Him all things came to be.
Not one thing had its being but through Him.
All that came to be had life in him
That life was the light of the world
A light that shines in the dark
A light the darkness could not comprehend.
First, know the kingdom of God.
Take up your cross. Lose yourself. (Luke 9:23-25)
You must put on the new self. (Eph 4:23-24)
You have clothed yourself in Christ and there are no more distinctions. (Gal 3:27-28)
A single body by the power of a single Spirit; we have all been given drink at a single source, the one Spirit. (1 Cor 12:13)
Out of his infinite glory, may he give you the power through his Spirit for the hidden self to grow strong, so that Christ may live in your hearts through faith, and then, planted in love and built on love, you will have the strength to grasp the breadth and the length, the height and the depth; until, knowing the love of Christ, which is beyond all knowledge, you are filled with the utter fullness of God.
Glory to him whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. (Eph 3:16-21)