“… [Resurrection / Ascension, the power of which] makes possible new forms of togetherness … it pushes us into ways of being with each other that we didn’t know before… [In Christ’s resurrection] we’re ‘called out” into the possibilities of becoming human together; being stretched by each other in new ways; daring to allow ourselves to be stretched by each other in new ways… pulled, stretched, nudged, and cuddled into our Selves becoming new creations. All the power of Creation out of nothing is there… is at work in and through us. It’s the power to create, not to destroy…”
- James Alison
This quote begins to get at why I have long had a real affinity with the Resurrection Icon above; the possibilities represented in Christ mediating between Adam and eve; in Christ holding them both to and within himself. An perhaps in Jungian terms we might talk of Christ wholly embodying in himself both the anima and the animus - thus offering to us all the possiblity of wholeness and deep humanity.