Beyond the nostalgia of past Christmas, the advent season is a reminder that Jesus who came more than two thousand years ago will come again. In fact, his incarnation, his being the Word of God-made-flesh, his death and resurrection, has made him belong to our history.
In advent, he is said to come, because his incarnation has made him one of us, a member of our humanity. There is an identity between the earthly Jesus and the resurrected exalted Lord. His eternal life is the ultimate form of his earthly life.
To confess his advent or coming among us, is today to welcome him not as a child of baby, but in his resurrected form. The more Jesus Christ is incarnated, enfleshed in our personal lines, the more he truly become the Word of God made flesh, God’s message or God alive, living in us.
Archbishop of Jaro