The Incarnation

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Everything in nature is governed by the laws of nature.
What goes up must come down.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Every living thing is driven by and blindly follows its instincts.
There is beauty in the sunflower always turning its face to the sun.
It is autumn and trees shed leaves in a wild profusion of colors.
Winter comes and birds and butterflies migrate to warmer climes.
There are natural laws and natural instincts to explain phenomena we see.

Yet, there is something in humans that tends to rebel against these laws of nature.
Nature instinctively seeks a balance, an equilibrium, a state of rest and homeostasis.
Yet, there is this unquenchable drive in humans
that is constantly restless, persistent seeking, incessant searching.
Everything breaks down or dies eventually.
Yet, there is this deep yearning in humans to live forever.
It is because of our feelings of emptiness and loneliness
that we are aware there is a fullness of life somewhere.
It is when we bed low that we are lifted on high.

These intimations wouldn’t and couldn’t be quieted down.
These are yearnings endlessly seeking fulfilment.
If we but observe nature or merely rely on our default status,
we are faced with the impossibility of these feelings and yearnings.
Till the Creator revealed Himself to us. He is the Source
of all our endless yearnings, and unquenchable thirst, and insatiable hunger.
Through His grace, we can build and create as He does.
For we are made in His image and likeness.
Through His grace, we can be transformed
from sinners into saints, from heels into heroes.
Through His grace our emptiness becomes whole
and in our loneliness, He brings us in communion with Him.

Then, He became human just like us to show us how.
This is the Mystery of the Incarnation.
“And the Word was made flesh. And dwelt amongst us.”

 

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