Laudato Si’ Mysticism 8
WHERE DOES JESUS COME FROM?
Towards the end of Laudato Si’there is a magnificent paragraph, all too short, on the Eucharist. Every line is rich, and we will unfold its meaning over the next few reflections. The theologian von Balthasar says, ‘the cosmos is the monstrance of God’. Pope Francis develops that insight: he says that nature is not simply an outer frame for the sacred, but is itself sacred and reveals the divine. He then goes deeper yet: he says that Jesus, the Son of God, emerges from within creation.That challenges our imaginations! The Pope says:
‘He comes, not from above, but from within’ (236).