Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Awareness of the Presence of the God Who is in Christ

" ... in the present experience of the Church, in its common life, in its prayer and worship, in its proclaiming and hearing of the word, above all, in its celebration of the eucharist, there is an awareness of the presence of God; and not just of any God, but the God who is in Christ, so that in knowing the living presence of the Father, we know also the living presence of the Son who is alive in the Father and we realize the truth of his promise to be with us to the end of the age. I am saying too that this present experience is, at its deepest level and leaving aside sensuous experiences which might accompany it in the case of exceptionally constituted individuals, continuous with the experience of the risen Lord granted to the first disciples."

~ John Macquarrie, Christian Hope (1978)

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