Seeing an Avatar Through Christ’s Eyes

In Life Together, Bonhoeffer states “Because Christ has long since acted decisively for my brother, before I could begin to act, I must leave him his freedom to be Christ’s; I must meet him only as the person he is in Christ’s eyes”

I would like to encourage a discussion about how online community fosters or hinders a truer “seeing” of a person as they are in Christ’s eyes. I’m thinkin’ that in “virtual” spaces, where individuals define how they are visually perceived but who often become deeply transparent about their heart, mind and soul have a unique opportunity to be seen for the person she is in Christ’s eyes.

One teensy theological issue at the heart of this conversation:
Bodies vs. Souls – who are we? (Both, one or the other, neither?) and how does The Incarnation speak to this?

Whattya think?

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1 Comment

  1. Dan Ross

    I can see no other way but both.

    During our lives on Earth we have both a body and a soul. When we die the body passes away. But!, when we are raised again on the last day we will be given a physical body again.

    Look at Christ. He was not raised merely in spirit. The Bible is clear, he had a body. A body that ate with the disciples, that disciples touched, that still carried the wounds received upon the cross.

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