To embody an idea, we must first have a model. The model in which people are intent on embodying into their lifestyle, philosophy, or belief system may vary from person to person. For some, this may be a political party, for others, an organic, vegetarian, or vegan organization. In the post modern society in which we live, the possibilities for ideologies like these are endless.
As Christians, our ultimate model is Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is not only a model, or an idea - but rather the true incarnation, the true manifestation and embodiment of The Supreme Deity.
We are able to observe Christ’s;*Love
Jesus Christ is the closest representation of a God who has often been deemed distant and mysterious. Observing Christ’s teachings and lifestyle, we find insight to who God is, what he is like, and what he desires to be found in His creation. By adopting the attributes that Christ so beautifully demonstrates and reveals to us, we breathe life into otherwise meaningless words. For instance, one could eloquently and clearly describe the color red to a blind friend. However, until the individual experiences the color red, will he have a full understanding of what the color red is. Likewise, a person could describe love until they are blue in the face, but until they experience love for themselves, they will not understand it.
I wish to find authentic ways in which to live incarnationally. Thus, the pondering begins.