Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Rock me, Zizioulas

Read this today (pp. 97-8):
zizioulasHis knowledge is nothing other than His love. If He ceases to love what exists, nothing will be. Being depends on love.

...The incarnate Christ is so identical to the ultimate will of God's love, that the meaning of created being and the purpose of history are simply the incarnate Christ. All things were made with Christ in mind, or rather at heart, and for this reason irrespective of the fall of man, the incarnation would have occurred.

...Christ becomes the "principle" and "end" of all things, the One who not only moves into history from within its unfolding, but who also moves existence even from within the multiplicity of created things, towards the true being which is true life and true communion. [source]