Patricia Hofer

Christ’s presence in us

Too often, today, Christians settle for a simpler view of Jesus Christ—what they learned in Sunday school classes during childhood or the advent story at Christmas, or perhaps the joy of an Easter morning sunrise service. But the Lord’s role and purpose in creation and in us is far more expansive and complex than we might be thinking.

For example, a verse from Colossians says, “all things have been created through him and for him” … “in him all things hold together” (NIV 1:16-17).  Rather than seeing ourselves as physical beings scrambling to establish a relationship with a distant Father-Creator figure, the individuality of the Son of God is a continuing presence in all of us.  It is Christ’s spirit that fills our consciousness with intention and individuality and subjectivity.

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