Publicat de: leonard oprea | 11 Iulie 2011

leonard oprea KENOSIS


 

leonard oprea
KENOSIS / CHENOZA

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Motto:

“ … to empty of thyself is the vault key of the opening to and into God…”

“ … desertarea de tine insuti este cheia de bolta a deschiderii intru Dumnezeu…”

(Theophil Magus)

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KENOSIS

The definition of the kenosis is genially given by Saint Apostle Paul in his Epistle to the Philippians, capitol 2, “Exhortation to humility” through Christ’s example”, at most the paragraphs 5-8.

But I have to say only this:

Being “The One that He is” or “I Am” (Exodus 3, 4) God contains everything and is everything, so, simultaneously He is containing Himself.

Only in this way was the kenosis possible (the Greek “kenosis” means “to empty of thyself”, a condition of humility, meekness).

And due to the kenosis the Resurrection and the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ were possible, and also it was, and always be, possible the Holy Ghost Descent, the Consouler sent by God upon us. For our Salvation.

The kenosis is the assuming of the human condition listening to God Father, by Lord Jesus Christ Himself, it must be and it is a sine qua non condition of our Faith.

Briefly our kenosis must be exactly how Saint apostle Paul says:

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.

Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” (Philippians 2:3-4)

Unfortunately today we still find ourselves in the shadow cone of the 20th century, where the kenosis became a rara avis.

When do you think will disappear this darkness?

… dog days – the Hell heat…/

July – the sky of lead, sad lead;/

a crow – a crow cries…/

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CHENOZA

Definitia chenozei este data in mod genial de catre Sfintul Apostol Pavel(Paul) in Epistola catre Filipeni, capitolul II, “ Smerenia Lui Christos “, cu precadre in paragrafele 5 – 8.

Se cuvine totusi aceasta lamurire :

Fiind “Cel care este” sau, “Eu sint” ( Exodul III, 14) , Dumnezeu contine totul si este totul, deci, simultan, se contine pe El-Insusi.

Numai astfel a fost posibila chenoza (grecescul “kenosis” = desertare, conditie de smerenie, de umilire).

Si datorita chenozei a fost posibila Invierea si Inaltarea Domnului nostru Iisus Christos, dar tot numai astfel a fost si este mereu posibila Pogorirea Sfintului Duh, a Mingiietorului trimis de Domnul asupra noastra. Pentru Salvarea nostra.

Chenoza fiind deci asumarea starii de om in ascultare de Dumnezeu Tatal, de catre Domnul Iisus

Christos Insusi, trebuie sa fie si este o conditie sine qua non a Credintei noastre.

Dar, pe scurt, chenoza noastra trebuie a fi precum Sfintul Apostol Pavel (Paul) spune simplu :

Nu faceti nimic din duh de cearta sau din slava desarta, ci in smerenie fiecare sa priveasca pe altul mai presus de el insusi.

Fiecare din voi sa se uite nu la foloasele lui, ci si la foloasele altora.” ( Filipeni 2/ 3-4)

Din nefericire, astazi ne aflam inca in conul de negura al unui Secol 20, in care chenoza crestinului a devenit o rara avis.

Cind crezi ca se va risipi negura ?

… arsita de iad…

iulie – cer de plumb trist;/

o cioara… tipa…”

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(from „Theophil Magus – Living in America” // Copyright © 2011 by Leonard Oprea. All rights reserved. Leonard Oprea created the Breathing, an original type of essay in Romanian and world literature.The Breathing is a short, simple yet profound meditation on human condition, a meditation ended by a haiku. But – this haiku does not finish the meditation. In fact, it re-opens this reflection to new questions and responses on human destiny. There are 100 Breathings in Leonard Oprea’s work „Theophil Magus – Confessions 2004 – 2006”, ed. „Universal Dalsi”, 2007, Romania)

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