We have to descend

5 May 2018

Though God is indescribable and unapproachable in His essence, and can change events with a single word, He came to us, descended to us, and submitted Himself to the whole of the human condition: the humiliation, the passion and death. He did all of this precisely in order to meet us. He didn’t say: ‘Here I am. Come and find Me’, but Himself came to us. What does this mean for us, in our everyday lives? We, too, must descend to where other people are, meet them there and stop demanding that they should come and find us. We have to take that step which Christ took when He came and found us- not so that we’d remain as we were, not in order to leave us there, but to raise us up, making gods of us.