The mystery of Christ as written by Saint Paul is “Christ in you.” The mystery “hidden throughout the ages” is now being revealed in a new way in our century, although we are only scratching the surface. Saint Bonaventure (13th century) was an early discoverer. More recently Teilhard de Chardin broke up the mystery for our century. And many like Ilia Delio, Judy Cannato, Louis Savory, and others have added an abundance of research and personal intuition. The magazines and books I read have content stemming from these writers. Working together, scientists and theologians are conveying the wisdom needed to make all creation complete in Christ. We are now seeing that Creation and Incarnation are one.
Not making a claim that I understand the mystery of Christ, I firmly believe that I am a mystery-bearer. I cannot shed a bright light on the God Ahead who draws us evolving and complexifying and uniting in love-energy. But I know it’s true, and it’s my responsibility to share this truth. I wonder if our stammering vocabulary will be better able to explain the mystery in another fifty years.