Doing theology has become a lot more challenging
because we live in a universe 13.7 billion years old –
science stretches us in mind-boggling ways.
But we are discovering the new/old Universal Christ:
Bonaventure’s integral relationship
between Creation and Incarnation
is a key to Cosmic Christology
in an evolving universe.
Thru Duns Scotus Teilhard discovered
the primacy of Christ when he realized
Christ is not patterned on Creation
but rather Creation is patterned on Christ –
the Universal Christ provides the blueprint
of the universe.
This is why the InterSpiritual Age that is dawning
depends on whether people can make
their theological/doctrinal issues secondary
to the love/service/ethics
underpinning all religions.
In Asia and across the world
people want the mysticism of Christ
not Greco-Roman-European theology
with its rationalism and legalism
that supports the institutional Church.
Scholars now compare Meister Eckhart to Buddhism
because he integrates the eternal and temporal:
mystical life should impact everyday life –
We are starting to realize that despite
the immensity of the universe
the Universal Christ
is not “somewhere out there”
but in the thick of every religion
and in the thick of everyone’s daily life –
the Universal Christ is the blueprint of your life.