‘The incarnation of God did not happen in Bethlehem two thousand years ago. That is just when some of us started taking it seriously. The incarnation actually happened approximately 14.5 billion years ago with a moment we now call “The Big Bang”. That is when God actually decided to materialize and to expose who God is. This alone provides any basis for reverence, universal sacrality, and our attempts to form a spiritual ecology that transcends groups and religions.
Two thousand years ago marked the human incarnation of God in Jesus but before that there was the first and original incarnation through light, water, land, sun, moon, stars, plants, trees, fruit, birds, serpents, cattle, fish, and “every kind of wild beast”, according to our Judeo-Christian creation story’.
Wow, I’ve just come across this quote from Richard Rohr, the Fransiscan monk (italics his). I’m not going to write a long post about it; I just wanted to put it up for people to see because it has really got me thinking.
Does what Rohr says strike you in any way? What do you think are the implications of seeing the act of creation as the first and original incarnation?