George Kilcourse wrote, “Christ was not an afterthought of God but God’s first thought, the paradigm of creation, revealing the innate capacity of the human person to be fulfilled in love.”
If we were created out of love (and I believe we are), God allowed us to nearly forget this in order to bring us to that place of vulnerability—crucifixion/resurrection to find our way back to our source … love!
He allowed us to seek to erase that deepest expression of love that we might come back home … as repentant children.
We do not rise up, ascend, as much as we journey within to our inner, true self.
—Rev. Dave Else