Saturday, December 23, 2017

Mary's Flesh

In the beginning was the Word and the Word was God. In the fullness of time, in our time God spoke to us a Word most tender, Jesus our Lord. Jesus reveals all that God could say. Christ Jesus enfleshes the love God has for us, the love that pours itself out constantly. In Christ God loses himself in self-forgetful love. God Most High becomes God most low, emptying Himself in quiet into the womb of the Virgin Mary, becoming who we are, hidden now in our midst. This is God’s dream of intimacy with us. In stillness, the Lord comes to take Mary's flesh, our flesh. As in the Eucharist, he comes small and defenseless. Awe-filled adoration is our fitting response.

Photograph by Father Emmanuel.