“God Is With Us”
We have difficulty comprehending the fact that the spiritual is as real as the physical; it is part of the price we pay for being human, for experiencing and knowing nothing apart from these bodies of ours.
And so, O God, in Jesus Christ, in the baby born to the Virgin Mary, you came to us in and as a physical human being in order to concretize and to enflesh for a little while the perpetual spiritual reality that is so hard for us to get our minds around, namely, that you are with us.
Thank you, God, for going so far to enable us to be able better to comprehend the truth of your grace: God is with us.
Enable us to live in perpetual awareness of and in perpetual celebration of that perpetual reality.
“All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet: ‘Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,’ which means, ‘God is with us’” (Matthew 1:22-23).