Son of God, Son of Man

It is almost time to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of Mary. Have you ever wondered why we believe that Jesus is the Son of God? It seems rather improbable that the second person of the Blessed Trinity, the Son, would come to be one with us.gerard_van_honthorst_001

If we look at the Sacred Scriptures we see that everything that is said about God the Father we can say about God the Son. When Jesus spoke about things He did it was with great authority, not like the scribes. He even revealed the unity He shared with the Father “The Father and I are one.” Jn. 10:30. He also revealed that He existed eternally when He Spoke, “… I say to you, before Abraham came to be, I AM.” Jn. 8:58. Yes, Jesus is the Son of God, the savior of the World.

We are celebrating more than just a birth, we are rejoicing in the fact that God has united us to Himself. By Jesus coming in the flesh we are lifted up and become adopted children of our Daddy God. God calls us to an intimate love. God desires that we come to share fully in the love of the Blessed Trinity, now through our worship and forever in the life to come. Just as the incarnation of the Son took place in Bethlehem of the Virgin Mary, so too at every Mass this incarnation is revealed in the mystery of the Eucharist. Christ is born on the altar and offers to become one with us in our receiving of Holy Communion. This is the promise to be united now and forever with God.

It does seem improbable that God would stoop down to our level, but He did. This is how much the Father loves us. By assuming our nature in the person of the Son, God lifted us up to be one with Him now in the sacrament of the Church and for all eternity. This is the reason to have hope, that God loves us and wants to share in the happiness of Heaven.

Blessings, Father Dooley

QUESTIONS FOR THOUGHT What do I believe about Jesus as the Son of God? Am I living a faith filled life so to be united to God now and for all eternity? How does Jesus change my life?