March 26, 2007


For me, the collect for today sums up the good news of the feast so well:
God, who willed that your true Word
take up human flesh in the womb of the Virgin Mary,
grant, we ask, that we who confess our Redeemer
as both God and man might also be sharers in his divine nature.
(my translation)

The good news of the human conception of the Word of God is that, through his unity with our human nature, we might, in turn, enter in the inner life of the Blessed Trinity. It's the well-worn Patristic dictum that God became a human being that human beings might become divine.

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