How do you know that an “actual experience of sexual connection” isn’t intended? If the idea is that divine energy inhabits a physical body, that might read as “one flesh”—a sexual image.

You also overlook how much early Christian experience includes touch—through hands, breath, kissing. This is an embodied practice.

In the incarnation of Jesus, spiritual and physical are happening simtaneously, is the idea.

Also, neither “light” nor “logos” refer to what you call “consciousness” or “reason.” In fact, humans are fundamentally unreasonable.

Christ is not “mocked” by discussing his feelings. Humans are deeply feeling and this is the realm of the divine. God is nothing if not feeling!

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