GOD THE SON

What do we mean when we say that Jesus is the only Son of God?
We mean that Jesus is one of the Dream Masters or  some poems no one wants to hear.

What is the nature of God revealed in Jesus?
God is a caterpillar shrugging oblivious across the leaf-littered road.  A flock of chickadees, their hesitancy and cold feet.

What do we mean when we say that Jesus was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and became incarnate from the Virgin Mary?
Drainages.  Deep branches of water trees.

Why did he take our human nature?
So that we might be the sound of dry leaves blowing across the cement floor in a parking garage.

What is the great importance of Jesus’ suffering and death?
Earthworms crawl onto the broken town road where they will be picked at by robins or flattened by schoolbuses or gravel trucks.

What is the significance of Jesus’ resurrection?
Tails of deer look like white birds flying through the trees.

What do we mean when we say that he descended to the dead?
He became a mystic needing form, needing regulation, needling organization–not a circle anymore, but a galaxy:  spiral, open.

What do we mean when we say that he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father?
We mean that he took our human nature into heaven as if it were a tiny Cindrella in a pumpkin picking seeds from her hair with a white-gloved hand, resting her glass-slippered foot on the velvet footrest in the seed cavity.

How can we share in his victory over sin, suffering, and death?
By being very careful to keep everything very very clean, especially the carpets in the cars, the telephone receivers and the hairbrushes.


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