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The Incarnation: the glorification of humanity

Dec. 26, 2009, at 11:29am

Having patiently and tenderly prepared a people for an age—drawing them out of misery, teaching them Himself and about their true worth and high calling—the God of glory descends to dwell enfleshed among us; humanity is taken up to the heights of divinity.

Gloria in excelsis Deo! And on earth, peace to men of goodwill.

From the Pope’s Christmas homily

The Lord is here. From this moment, God is truly “God with us”. No longer is he the distant God who can in some way be perceived from afar, in creation and in our own consciousness. He has entered the world. He is close to us. The words of the risen Christ to his followers are addressed also to us: “Lo, I am with you always,

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