Living the Incarnation

An essential part of not just believing but living the Incarnation – God’s becoming flesh in Jesus of Nazareth – is the acceptance of flesh as a way to meet God. This means our bodies – just as the body of Jesus – reveal the divine. Practically, I think we have to examine how we treat our bodies, our own particular physicality, our flesh. If we reject or hate our bodies we miss the mystery of Incarnation, for God wants to be your flesh as much as the flesh of Jesus. Hence the purpose of Incarnation is our divinization: God became human that we might become God (while, I might add, in our own flesh!)

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