Understanding Christ is a daunting task, he is so misrepresented and misunderstood. The words used to explain him are, on the one hand, materialistic – describing his as Jesus the man, and on the other mystical – describing him as some kind of ethereal entity. Neither of these give us a true understanding of this mighty Being.
Rudolf Steiner places him in the right perspective by saying that we will only discover who he truly is through inner activity and questioning.
“We fail to understand Christ if we do not recognize Him as the cosmic power that completely unites with us when through questions and inner activity we work our way through to Him. Everywhere today, from the denominations, from theology and those who were always connected to theology, from the military and science — from all this we see arise those powers today that try to obstruct the path of inner activity.” Materialism and the Task of Anthroposophy April 17, 1921
Painting by Umbra Perchiazzi