February 17, 2018 Editor

The above is powerful/deeply moving/glorious/spine-tingling…

The Christ Hymn from Colossians 1:15-20 (Common English Bible):

The Son is the image of the invisible God,
the one who is first over all creation,
Because all things were created by him:
both in the heavens and on the earth,
the things that are visible and the things that are invisible.
Whether they are thrones or powers,
or rulers or authorities,
all things were created through him and for him.
He existed before all things,
and all things are held together in him.
He is the head of the body, the church,
who is the beginning,
the one who is firstborn from among the dead
so that he might occupy the first place in everything.
Because all the fullness of God was pleased to live in him,
and he reconciled all things to himself through him—
whether things on earth or in the heavens.
He brought peace through the blood of his cross.

May these words, images, and music draw us more deeply into the Mystery of Christ.

Reference:
“The Christ Hymn,” from the album Behold, I Make All Things New, was composed by Alana Levandoski, alanalevandoski.com. Paintings by Julie Ann Stevens, julieannstevens.com. Poetry contributions were written by Malcolm Guite, Scott Cairns, Joel McKerrow, and Luci Shaw.

For the source of this post, please click on: The Christ Hymn

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Editor

Wayne Northey was Director of Man-to-Man/Woman-to-Woman – Restorative Christian Ministries (M2/W2) in British Columbia, Canada from 1998 to 2014, when he retired. He has been active in the criminal justice arena and a keen promoter of Restorative Justice since 1974. He has published widely on peacemaking and justice themes. You will find more about that on this website: a work in progress.

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