Endless Exodus, Part Four

The road to mystical consciousness is paved with an acceptance of our natural state of exodus, acceptance of the reality of human misery, acceptance of our limitations and fragility. The poor know about these things. And the humanity of Christ illuminated the vulnerable character of human nature. An awareness of oppression and a struggle for justice are integral to genuine mysticism. The all-embracing Christ invites us to be with Him, so that He, through us, can be with all people.

We are all migrants. As people of faith, we are migrants going from sin to grace, from earth to heaven, from death to life. Our migration is grounded in our belief that God first migrated to us in the person of Jesus and through him we are called to migrate to God. If migration worked itself into the self definition of all human beings we would not be as threatened by migrants as we often are; instead, we would see in them not only a reflection of ourselves but Christ who loves us.

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1 Response to “Endless Exodus, Part Four”


  1. 1 krebsjoan September 1, 2015 at 7:15 am

    We are all migrants. Si. That’s very hard to accept when my way of life centers around me, myself, I. Until I understand myself as part of we (part of creation), it’s impossible to take on being or even becoming migrant. So I guess it’s correct to say mystical consciousness is tied to life as migrant one way or another.


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