Because Jerusalem is both terrestrial and celestial she exists in several dimensions. The feminine language used to describe the city (Isaiah 62:1-3) links to her perceived beauty. This is taken up in the Christian revelation of God and his Church, those who are participants in the divine nature (2 Peter 1:4). Through repentance, faith and baptism we are made children of God and, so made, reflect our parentage.
Jerusalem City of the Living God As we complete our Lenten reflection on Jerusalem we look at the letter to the Hebrews, one of the most eye-opening sections of the Bible. It invites us to come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem […]
Jerusalem City of the Living God Whenever we celebrate the Eucharist we go to Jerusalem: For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes (1 Corinthians 11:26). To proclaim or, literally ‘show’ the Lord’s death, is part of our Christian formation. […]