This is the meaning of Christ come in your flesh. So mysterious and real is this fact that the Enemy pits every power to dilute and negate it with religious motions, stances, rites, observances and even humbugs. 'Humbug' has a special appeal to the religious mind. It always has. The more effete and convoluted the humbug the more it is valued by certain addicts of religion who seize upon some rite or behavior and invest it with all kinds of magical qualities - all of which could be gained freely and without effort by short circuiting this usage and allowing ourselves to be absorbed in the simple efficacy of Christ our life.
No humbug and lots of life!
Professor T F Torrance wrote, "One cannot pass without interruption from Christ to the Church. The Cross stands between. In being the Body of Christ, the Church meets her Lord; she does not prolong Him, but she expresses Him here and now. She does not replace Him, but makes Him visible, demonstrates Him without being confounded with Him." We are the Body because we have eaten Him. He has entered our spirit and soul by the Spirit and manifested as us - as our being. Any notion of the boy that comes by attachment to the law is a mummy and a corpse. Your glory is Christ as you, Christ your life, Christ making you the glorious Bride.
This is not some program of works. Nor is it a more subtle version of the law. It is you and all of us melded with the Holy Family and the Holy Family woven into our being - personally and as the community of Jesus.