Wednesday, May 15, 2024

The Foundational Experience of Christian Faith

  The mystical sages of the Upanishads bring our attention to the mystery dimension of the Divine, to the experience of God as the Subject of our being, to the consciousness of being one with the Divine. We are here helped to look deeper into the God experience of Jesus: Jesus experienced the Divine as the inner source of his being, as that-out-of-which he came forth.

 Jesus had an abiding consciousness of being sent by the Father. Here the Father is the one who sends the Son with the redemptive mission. The Son understands his mission as ‘doing the will of the Father’ (4:34, 5:30, 6:38), as ‘completing the work of the Father’ (4:34; 6:29; 9:3). What is perceived here is a certain distinction between the one who sends and the one who is sent. The relation between the Father and the Son is an inter-personal relation



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