Who Are the Cousins of Jesus?

Jesus had relatives, but Ancestry.com probably won’t get it right. Scripture hints that Elizabeth, John the Baptist, and a few others are “cousins.” Close cousins?  Shirttail cousins? Kissing cousins? Many times removed cousins?  Ilia Delio writes that the universe “possesses in its inner constitution a relation to the uncreated Word.” Because the Word bears the imprint of the Trinity, the Incarnation “is the perfect realization of what is potentially embedded in human nature, that is, union with the divine.” Christ and the world are intrinsically connected. Minerals, plants, animals, humans are related to Christ. Every creature is connected to Christ and to one another. I think this makes us all cousins to Christ and to each other.

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  1. Catherine L Schneider on December 12, 2023 at 5:51 am

    As always, great insights!