Poetically not Historically

   (Galahad and Parzival both wore red armor)   So may we all, when we have caught the meaning of Paul’s saying: “It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me” (Galatians 2:20).  The reference here is not and cannot be, positivistically, to the corporal person of the historical “incarnation,” Jesus of Nazareth, whom Paul never saw or knew, but, mystically, to the ever-living Christ, the knowledge and Knower of the Father, potential with all.  This revelation awakened within Paul at that moment on the road to Damascus – and knocked him from his horse.  And once one learns this way of reading the symbols, through the imagery of vision and the pictorial script of the religions of humankind, suddenly all the mythologies of the world, each in its own way, become eloquent of the spirit.   RG 83