Thoughts on God as Existential Act After Seeing “The Day After Trinity” Concerning Robert Oppenheimer and Atomic Energy


“It is in the Eucharist that all that has been created finds its  greatest exaltation. It is the living center of the universe, the overflowing core of love and of inexhaustible life. Joined to the incarnate Son, present in the Eucharist, the whole cosmos gives thanks to God. Indeed the Eucharist is itself an act of cosmic love… The Eucharist joins heaven and earth; it embraces and penetrates all creation” [Pope Francis Laudato ‘Si #236]

Consider Bp. Robert Barron’s gloss on Colossians 1, 15-19: 

Colossians 1, 15: (Jesus is) the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For in him were created all things in the heavens and on the earth, things visible and things invisible … All things have been created through and unto him, and he is before all creatures, and in him all things hold together.

 Barron writes: Jesus is not only the one in whom things were created but also the one in whom they presently exist and through whom they inhere in one another. And if we are inclined to view the future as a dimension of creation untouched by Christ, we are set traight: Through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross (v. 20).

Individuals, societies, cultures, animals, plants, planets and the stars. All will be drawn into an eschatological harmony through him. Mind you, Jesus is not merely itelligibility, coherence, and reconciliation that can exist apart from him; rather, he is the active and indispensable means by which these realities come to be. This Jesus, in short, is the all-embracing, all-including, all reconciling Lord of whatever is to be found in the dimensions of time and space.

b) The Prologue to the Gospel of St. John: In the beginning was the Word, and the
Word was with God; and the Word was God… He was in the world, and the world was made through him .. And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us …
No one has at any time seen God. The only-begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has revealed him. (1-18). 6


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