“Throughout the New Testament we notice a sort of homeliness surrounding the Incarnation. In Jesus, God is completely present to the rest of us. Young men gather around him. A woman wants to touch the hem of his garment and be healed And Jesus wants them to come. He says, “Come and see.” Being close to Jesus, experiencing intimate friendship with him–that’s the seed of our transformation. That’s why the Father sent the Son to us: to cross the unbridgeable distance, to show us splendor in the ordinary, to be that close.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
O Lord, you know it completely.
You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.”
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