The spiritual writer Ronald Rolheiser talks about our need to have a God with skin, a God that we can see and touch and hear. With the Incarnation—God’s taking on our human condition—we have exactly that, a God with skin.
While the Incarnation of Jesus Christ is truly unique, something of this touchable God is present in all people, who are made in God’s image. This includes those who may test our ability to love: the family member toward whom we hold a grudge, the coworker who annoys us, the neighbor who always appears at the moment when we’re pressed for time. These and all people are reminders that we may encounter God in others every day of our lives. The challenge is in recognizing his image right before our eyes.
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