Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Divine Humility

It's not the fact that God chose to go to another world or take on a different form that strikes me.

It's that God would choose to come to our world. The Word was clothed with this sort of skin.  God became one of us. And He communicated with us in an imperfect human language much like the one I speak.

Augustine calls Jesus the 'divine humility'. Fully God and fully man, Jesus embodied God's descent and provided the way for our ascent. He became a foreigner so we would no longer be foreign.

Divine humility. The Infinite being found in a manger. The Absolute encountered as human.

Our Savior Jesus Christ.

May you also be filled with wonder today in that moment of peace. Merry Christmas!