Take this as a Christian axiom: (1) All statements and beliefs about Jesus are also statements about the journey of the soul (birth, chosenness, ordinary life, initiation, career, misunderstanding and opposition, failure, death in several forms, resurrection, and return to God). (2) All statements about “the Christ” are statements about the “Body” of Christ, too. We are not the historical Jesus, but we are the Body of Christ. “Christ” is not Jesus’ last name, but the field of communion that includes all of us with him.
— Richard Rohr, The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See