A reprise from last Advent. I felt it worth posting again this year. For those reading it for the first time I hope you find value in it. For those reading it again, perhaps the events of the past year will cause it to be seen in a new light.
Advent is a season observed in many Western Christian churches. It is the beginning of the liturgical year in the Catholic Church, as well. It is a time of both anticipation and preparation for the celebration of the Birth of Jesus at Christmas.
But, why? Why the need for the Incarnation? Why did God find it necessary to come to man as a man; while maintaining His divine nature?
I believe the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen explains it best in the following.
We Are Fallen
“God certainly did not create us this way. We are fallen. All the facts support this view. There is a voice inside our moral conscience that tells us that our immoral and unmoral acts are abnormal. They ought not be there. There’s something wrong in us, something dislocated. God did not make us one way. Or rather, he did make us one way. And we have made ourselves, by virtue…
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