Bearing our Scorn: Jesus and the Way of Trinitarian Love
The apostolic witness to the world is that the Father’s Son himself has come. The one who is face to face with the Father from all eternity, the one who dwells in the Father’s bosom,1 has come across all worlds to meet us and to relate to us in our brokenness. The eternal Word of God became flesh, as John said, to tabernacle, to dwell with us.2 Accepting the apostolic witness at face value, could anything be more astonishing than such humble stooping by the Father’s eternal Son? What could be more amazing than the Creator of the universe, the one in and through and by and for whom all things were created and are constantly sustained,3 entering into his own creation and becoming human to be with us?