Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Incarnate: flesh like ours

Once a woman hurrying towards a tram-car, stumbled in front of it and was trapped underneath it. The tram-car halted and a crane was called for, in order to save the woman. Soon there was a crowd. A man pushed his way through the crowd, crawled underneath the car and said to the woman, “Here take my hand.” The assuring presence of the stranger prevented her from going into a shock. When released, she exclaimed, “I never thought an outstretched hand could mean so much.” Through his incarnation, God stretches out himself to us, so that we may feel his warmth and presence more intimately.

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