477th Meditation

“I am making Myself similar to you so as to make you similar to Me” (Father’s message to Sister Eugenia Ravasio).

Our Heavenly Father wants us to know Him. He cannot introduce us to the eternal contemplation of His glory, face to face, without first preparing us. We must first make our way on earth as redeemed human beings. In the person of His Son, our Father descends into our human nature and becomes one of us, “equal to us in all things except sin” (Council of Chalcedon, 451 A.D.). Thus God descends and communicates Himself to us in the realm of our human experience.

And we are filled with wonder because, by imitating His Son, we can become like Him and know Him better and better, for the glory of God shines upon us in Jesus. This is what St John proclaims in His Gospel: “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father” (Jn 1:14).

How could the Father have spoken to us more clearly than by becoming man in the Second Person of His divinity? How could He have come down to us more clearly than by allowing us to discover His divinity in His own Son?

He even becomes part of a human family, the relationship we humans know best, as we can contemplate in the most intimate hours of Christmas, when we give our hearts to the Child in the manger. Is not God incomparably close to us, attracting us with the charm of a child? Who can resist Him? When we give our heart to the Divine Child, He, the Holy and Infinite God, dwells in us and makes us like Him.

In countless examples, we will discover ever more deeply the wisdom and loving humility of God, who makes Himself small to make us great.