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Christ Incarnate


This meditation is an excerpt from the book “Seeking God’s Peace in a Nuclear Age: A Call to Disciples of Christ,” edited by Ronald E. Osborn.

In the face of the needy, the sufferer, the enemy, we see the face of the incarnate God. What we do to the needy, the sufferer, the enemy, we do to God. Moreover, our every action as Christians either expresses or denies the intention of Christ who, in indwelling our humanity, lives not only in all other persons, but in each of us as well. Conversion to the way of Christ demands the radical change which follows our acknowledgement of this indwelling: “It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me” (Galatians 2:20). The Christian life is a continuing effort to release the divine impulse through all that we say and do.


This prayer is from the Leonine Sacramentary, the earliest surviving collection of Roman Mass formularies and ordination prayers from the early 7th century.

Grant to us, Lord, We ask You, the spirit to think and do always such things as be rightful; that we, who cannot do anything that is good without You, may by You be enabled to live according to Your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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