Comfort and Joy

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God’s love for us pours out in superabundance.

The Incarnation is for us. We are given to understand through the Incarnation that God does not seek slaves or servants, blind adoration or sycophantic adulation. God wishes to give an entirely voluntary, free, and honest LOVE, for our own good.

We are given an image, in the Incarnation, of our worth. For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son. This sacrifice is not remote. Rather, it’s directly connected with Jesus’ human nature.

God comes to know His people: by becoming vulnerable, by relying upon a man and a woman for his physical and emotional needs, by entering into communion with those he loves, and eating, drinking and sharing stories and time with them. Inasmuch as God lowers himself, he likewise raises us up to a new dignity in creation.

May the Light which comes into the world tonight fill your hearts, bringing peace, love and joy. I pray that you and all dear to you have a miraculous Christmas, and that God may bless you now and always.

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