Christ lives in us

June 15, 2022

There are two ways of knowing: knowing from the outside and knowing from the inside, knowing by study and knowing by communion. Hence, sacred scripture always speaks of the union of husband and wife as “knowledge.” For example, “Adam knew Eve, and she conceived.” Mary, “I know not man.” Paul said, “Husbands, possess your wives in knowledge.” The Old Testament said, “Solomon knew her not.” There is a knowledge that comes from the intimate, personal union of husband and wife that transcends any other kind of knowledge. And so in the Eucharist there is another kind of knowledge by communion that is not given to us by study. This is the incorporation to the higher life.