"I just love Pope Francis. He is just like one of us!"
"What do you mean?"
"You know, he is the Pope ... the most important Catholic on Earth ... and yet, he acts like he is one of us 'common folk'. He speaks in a way that we can understand, he takes public transportation, he eats with homeless and criminals alike, etc. It's almost like he stoops down to our 'level'. I like that."
"I see what you mean. A lot of people probably feel like you do. (pause) So if people are so impressed by Pope Francis acting like one of us ... imagine how impressed they'd be if they stopped to think how much further God had to 'stoop' to come down and be just like one of us."
A very Blessed Christmas week to you and your families!
And that's the point most people miss about Christmas and Christ's coming to earth. He could have come as a King (Whom He is) or as a superman with powers of flight, invisibility, healing and so on. The world would have been in awe and they would have obeyed Him through fear. But He stooped low and came as one of us. A humble human being Whom we dared to crucify and kill cruelly.
Thank you Michael for a wonderful post.
God bless you and yours. Merry Christmas.
Thank you, Victor. You raise a good point about Him wanting people to obey him through love vs fear. An excellent point. Merry Christmas to you and yours!
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