Monday, August 02, 2010

Came into being through him

This word "Word" or in Greek, logos has a meaning that includes "order" or "logic."  And, even in the times in my life when I felt agnostic about God, I still recognized something of the beauty, and order, and even the sometimes terrifying otherness of nature - of creation of the cosmos.  Looking at a sunset over the red-roofed houses of Florence, Italy or seeing the sun reflect off the ocean waves, enjoying the company of good friends, or even carrying the sadness of a lost loved one -- these all bring me to an awareness of the logos of the world, of the cosmos.  From the beginning, God has been not only the creator, but the beginning of John's gospel reminds us that from the beginning "the Word," the logos was there - and through the Word, the logos, all was created.  In our hearts and minds and understanding exists the order and logic of the logos of God.  In our hearts and minds and understanding exists Christ.

So, it is not whether or not we say the Nicene Creed or the Apostles Creed, it is not whether we attend this or that church, it is not whether or not we can express an orthodox understanding of the doctrine of the Trinity.  What it is, is that we are created through the logos, that we are created through Christ, and Christ lives in us as we live in him.

John 1: 1- 18 (NRSV)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was in the beginning with God. 
3 All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. 
What has come into being 
4 in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. 
5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.

What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people!

Amen!

Alleluia!!

~The Rev. Peter M. Carey

1 comment:

Cammie Novara said...

"From the beginning, God has been not only the creator, but the beginning of John's gospel reminds us that from the beginning "the Word," the logos was there - and through the Word, the logos, all was created." Truer words were never spoken.