Tuesday, November 15, 2011

HESUS JOY CHRIST / Matthew's Two Discussion of verse One


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Since I get such a kick, still, out of blathering on about this stuff, here we go with a discussion of
HESUS JOY CHRIST / Matthew's Two !

Verse 1

The Visit of the Magi

1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi d from the east came to Jerusalem

d 1 traditionally wise men

from the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter Two, New International Version

Verse 1

The Visit of the Daughters

1 After the One was conceived in the body of Christ, under the household, majestic daughters of communion came to the church. . . .

from the text of the animation, HESUS JOY CHRIST / Matthew's Two

written by R David Foster

Verse 1 Discussion

NIV Bible text verse 1

Here we go again !

Jesus was born in Bethlehem, which was known as the city of David, in the region of Judea, under the reign of King Herod. The people of the One God, were as a house of God, a living temple to Him, just as we are temples to God in our bodies, and form the body of Christ, the church. The people of God are one, as a family is one, under the head of the household, who for Judea was King Herod. He was not a religious leader, but a puppet king of the Roman Empire.

The One can be found in many places, including scripture as the Lord, in Christ, the anointed One, and in the church, the body of Christ, as well as in healthy marriages. The One is present as Christ is present, in the Eucharist or Communion. To conceive of the One, is to recognize the One as one may encounter it, and once this is achieved, one seeks it out wherever it may be found.

I find the title “Magi” to be a root of the word “majestic”, so in this story, the Magi, or Wise Men, are played by three majestic daughters of communion. Old wise men are played by young daughters. This is a story of young romantic love, found in the church by three young women, as opposed to the cold old love of majesty. Actually, though, in my mind, one daughter is a married elder, another is middle aged and married, and a third is a middle aged single person. All three have conceived of the joy of the One and are chasing it down, as this story plays out. Each however, is in a different situation, as one is a married leader, another is married and the third is single, yet these three friends have found the One and are pursuing it from each of their situations in life. Each has their own household within which they act. The household is unique to each of the three, from each of their perspectives. Yet they all encountered the One in Communion.

As well, the body of Christ, the church, has born the idea and being of the One to the world, as Mary bore Christ into the world.

The One, as a balance of whole and part, wholistic and reductionistic, yang and yin, female and male, as well as communion and agency, is alive and leading them, and not definable. The use of the word “communion” is not a mistake, as the Communion or Eucharist of the church, is a wholistic influence, as the name suggests. But as well, whole and part can be expressed as east and west, as the west is reductionistic or partial as opposed to the wholistic nature or wholeness of the east. The United States, as an example of the western world, is reductionistic when compared to China or other eastern lands such as Japan or Korea. But then again, Japan is reductionistic when compared to China, and North Korea is wholistic when compared to South Korea.

So Wise Men from the East, in this story, are played by daughters of Communion. Get it ?

And so now, as the story is told, the city of Jerusalem has become the church , an architectural being of spiritual leadership. This is not as hard to make sense of as one may imagine!

And now to flesh out this blog post, let's discuss romantic love. Romantic love is seen as contrary to holiness by some, but as my understanding of this Theology of the Body stuff coming from the Catholic Church, the union of male and female is a participation in the union of the Trinity, and is very holy ! So the attitude that daughters of the church are misbehaving by chasing down romantic love, if they are sincere and committed, has to go !

Many people believe that young love is irresponsible and too much for adolescents to be involved in, but isn't that societies fault ? If society demands so much education while neglecting basic human nature, so much so that a teenage pregnancy is considered a tragedy, isn't something wrong with society ? Even in this case, where the three daughters are of middle age, why need there be a problem with these adults pursuing the One of romantic love ? Surely the two married persons may pursue romantic love in their marriages, especially the person with the leadership role !

Mary was an adolescent and God chose her as she was.

Many people fault the Catholic Church for not allowing married priests so as to effectively minister to married couples. Yet this condemnation of romantic love is just as present in the protestant churches.

If God is love, and the Trinity is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, or rather, the mind, self knowledge and self love, then in light of the Theology of the Body, such condemnation of romantic love as between married spouses is absurd. And restricting both youth and adults from romantic committed love is just wrong.


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