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INCARNATION INTO LITTLENESS by Gustavo Gutierrez
December 31, 2011, 11:34 pm
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Jesus was born in a particular place at a particular time…. He was born in Bethlehem, “one of the little clans of Judah” (Micah 5:2), where at his birth he was surrounded by shepherds and their flocks. His parents had come to a stable after vainly knocking at numerous doors in the town, as the Gospels tell us…. There, on the fringe of society, the Word became history, contingency, solidarity, and weakness; but we can say, too, that by this becoming, history itself, our history, became Word….

To the eyes of Christians the incarnation is the irruption of God into human history: an incarnation into littleness and service in the midst of overbearing power exercised by the mighty of this world; an irruption that smells of the stable.

The Son of God was born into a little people, a nation of little importance by comparison with the great powers of the time. Furthermore, he took flesh among the poor in a marginal area–namely, Galilee; he lived with the poor and emerged from among them to inaugurate a kingdom of love and justice. That is why many have trouble recognizing him.

Source: The God of Life

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Beautiful post. It appears to be a theme for me on this first day of 2012…littleness! I think this may turn out to be a very interesting “little” year!

Comment by karin

thanks – and Iong may it continue

Andy

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