The Incarnation Made Simple

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A little Christology…

One basic fact is often misunderstood by Christians and non-Christians alike: “Jesus was not only a human being doing his best before God, he was also God doing his best for human beings, through the love revealed in the sacrifice of himself.” (Fulton Sheen) This is Emmanuel, God-with-us, in space and time. This is the same Love that moves the stars and the planets. It is not so hard to understand. We touch the battered hem of this garment every time we give of ourselves completely for another. Lovers know. Parents know. Love does whatever is necessary for the sake of the beloved.

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If God does not enter completely into the suffering and limits of our human condition and save us through a love stronger than death (because we cannot save ourselves), then God has no real purpose or meaning for human beings.

“The Incarnation is adequately appreciated only by those to whom Christ’s humanity is the marvel of marvels in which they find the fullness of God as Moses found the fire in the bush.” – Dom Vonier

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2 thoughts on “The Incarnation Made Simple

  1. Yes! “We touch the battered hem of this garment every time we give of ourselves completely for another.”
    Beautiful! This is the living Word coming to life and manifesting within us, the powerful communion we share with the Source of All Life, All Light, All Love. We feel the energy brimming over from our own hearts, awakening to share the Grace of God’s love for us…

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