the Way and the Truth and the Life : in time

Posted by on June 3, 2015 in soul food | Comments Off on the Way and the Truth and the Life : in time

cruciform time

 

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

(John 14:6)

 

“An Orthodox view of time is cruciform. All events that happened before the Cross, for the Christian, led up to the Cross. All. Subsequently, all events after the Cross are defined by the Cross and look back to the Cross for meaning. So the Cross is the center of time ; it magnifies and gives perspective to time….Time has a depth and profundity for Christians that the philosophers and the secularists can’t grasp, because it is all based in Christ and His saving action for us on the Cross. For Orthodox Christians, time— for example, 2:30 in the afternoon on a Tuesday— is basically a spiritual issue. It’s not about the control of our time but the surrender of it. We begin by saying that time is a gift from God that we are called to accept and use properly. Like all other gifts of health, friendship, and breath, we cherish time as a great gift bestowed on us by a loving God.”

Albert Rossi

Becoming a Healing Presence