The Body

It is by the body that we come into contact with Nature, with our fellow-men, with all their revelations to us. It is through the body that we receive all the lessons of passion, of suffering, of love, of beauty, of science. It is through the body that we are both trained outward from ourselves and driven inwards into our deepest selves to find God. There is glory and might in this vital evanescence, this slow glacier-like flow of clothing and revealing matter, this ever uptossed rainbow of tangible humanity. It is no less of God’s making than the spirit that is clothed therein.

-George Macdonald

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One thought on “The Body

  1. Excellent quote.

    I would add that it is by the body that we are made one with other human beings, that Christ is made one with us, that we are made the body of Christ, and that Christ’s body is made one with us.

    We are, in a special sense, saved by the body.

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