"Jesus, then, is the Christian icon ever pointing to Christ, pointing to what God destined all to become. And indeed, to follow Jesus’ interior life with God leads all to Christ – to God’s eternal oneness with man. As the model of man’s spiritual life, then, the “way” this went for Jesus is the same “way” it goes for every human being.
"As a model, however, Jesus is no object of worship – which belongs to God alone – but like Jesus, everyone must focus their life on God alone, must have Jesus’ same faith, same love and same oneness with God – just as he prayed for everyone. “Christ”, then, is a reality that transcends all historical persons and particular individuals."
The Real Christ, chapter: Thesis