Going down

Scandal of Agape. It goes down… However one is always waiting for it 'rising' in glory. Christ warned his disciples of the scandal by revealing at the same time the deep sense of Passion. There is a very strong bond between Christian mystic and Kenosis. This one means the 'going down' as a fundamental dynamics of an 'ascent'. Can it be different in front of the mystery of Christ who ruins himself in death before resurrecting? The mystery of Kenosis is identically the mystery of Agape. Agape makes you die with Christ. Agape makes you raise from the death with him. The mystical experience is communion with this mystery in the extreme depth of yourself.



Kenosis remains a
scandalously incomprehensible mystery without this other mystery which is Agape. The fall and the descent are not for a nirvana but for a dramatic participation in the mystery of the crucified Christ. Our God who is identified with Agape has to go down. He goes absolutely down in Jesus. The great understanding takes place through the Cross, crisis and criterion of an authentic Christian mystic. In mystical solidarity with Christ, through his painful and glorious mystery, opens the divine way par excellence, the way of Kenosis. This scandalous Cross is at the disproportion of love. Even for God the painful mystery seems to be the only possibility to make up Agape. Isn't it the ridiculous weakness of an immolated Lamb which carries all the sin of the world? At the same time it brings, Passover Lamb, all his possible resurrection.



At the time of the ultimate cosmic assessment, what will remain
definitively of the human great adventure through space and time? Where will you find the absolute understanding? Which values, which creations, which assets, will have enough weight to cross eternity? At the utter amazement of all, it will be found on the bottom of the divine descent, in the hollows of Kenosis. I was hungry. I was thirsty. I was sick. I was in prison. I was in the distress… You came. You shared. You relieved. There was born Agape for eternity.

The painful mystery is really a mystery. It can become extremely invading in the space of an existence. However it is identified primarily with the sacral distance. It is inaccessible. It is impossible to circumvent. It causes fear and respect. It is inexpressible. It is incommunicable. It culminates in silence. One can only speak 'around' it. From the human side on, this mystery is obscure enigma. In the faith, it remains always enigma, but its darkness is irradiated by a quiet clearness. Something like a distant proximity. That one of Christ on the cross. Inseparable from the sin of the world, its trans-historic root, the deep wound at the side of the world shouts its gaping and its transcendence. This word Incapable to buckle itself on his pagan euphoria and forced open on Redemption.



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01 Human Paradox
A paradoxal animal
Human paradox
In rupture
An animal in crisis
An animal 'less' (something)
Premature and naked
Child of the difference
Child of elsewhere
 
02 Verticality
Middle and extremes
Tropism to upwards
Divine instinct
The vertical living
Vertical interiority
The personal mystery
In strict immanence
 
03 Gaping Depths
Gaping deepness
Child of gaping
Gaping on an other order
Gaping of meaning
Gaping on the questioning
Gaping of matter
Gaping of existence
In vertical gaping
Negative anthropology
 
 
04 Sacral Difference
Sacral dimension
The sacral difference
Sacral crisis
The archaeological sacred
Sacral verticality
Hiero-tropic space-time
 
05 Human Environment
Human space
Closed and open
Curvature of space
Negative space
Space of the sense
Including and included
Between Alpha and Omega
 
 
06 The Matrix of Humanity
Child of a culture
Human matrix
Culture and cultures
Master speech
Refusing the enclosures
 
07 The Spirit
The spiritual reality
How define it?
Going through
DIS-tinction
The spirit says no
Dialectics
 
08 Spiritual Breath
Breathing
Spiritual energy
Making sense
To signify
Sense is through gaping
Speech and language
Symbol
Faith
 
 
09 The Sense of Sense
The Sense
The space of the sense
The house of the sense
Including and included sense
Confinement
Master and possessor of sense
 
10 The Reason
Science
Constituted and constituent
Scientific dialectics
Bubble
Between
Structure and sense
 
11 The Meaning
Demiurge of the significances
Through
To run here and there
Mechanism
Trough articulation
Articulable matter
 
 
12 Systems Analysis
Systemics
The system
Systemic operation
Energy
Tanks
 
13 Oïkology
Impossible closing
Systemic totality
The house of the spirit
Ecology
We sinned
 
 
14 Exodus
Spiritual adventure
Out of safety measures
Out of the cave
Logos in exodus
 
15 Through Difference
Difference
Starting from difference
Crossing the duality
A logic of crossing
Chance
 
16 Dialectics
Going through 'no'
Fundamental dynamics
Dia-logos
The fourth dimension
Passover dialectics
 
17 Alliance
Broken Alliance
Rupture of the bond
The prodigal son
Atheism
State of grace
 
 
18 History
Emergence of History
Impossible totalizing
Trans-historic verticality
The sense in exodus
Between Alpha and Omega
 
19 Fertile Confrontation
Singular adventure
Dialectical gestation
Antithesis
Two revolutions
Exponents
A long gestation
Explosiveness
 
20 Progress
What is progress?
Source of The progress
Exponential acceleration
The tool of progrès
Why it isn't working
Wedged exponential growth
Progressive illusion
 
21 Schizoid
Tautological speech
Idealism
Master and possessor
Flirt with nothingness
God driven out
Without the Father
Without recourse
Psychosis
 
 
22 The Other One
Arising
The other one
Exposed
To tell the other one
 
 
23 Adventurers
Components and exponents
Adventurers of eschatology
Today
 
24 Through Scandal
Gaping mystery of evil
Trough distance
Congenital evil
Entropy in the human hearth
 
25 Agape
Gaping of Eros
Captive desire
Eros and Agape
Going down
Defeated entropy
 
 
26 God in You
Tropism for Agape
Bottomless bottom
Cleaning the sources
Let you fall
You fall into God
 
 
 
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