... the Bread that I shall give is My flesh, for the life of the world

John 6:51
John 6:41-51

A little girl came home from school with her report card …

It contained a grade of “F” in spelling. When her mother asked for an explanation of the failing grade, the child answered, “Mommy, words fail me.”

That’s exactly where we are in trying to spell out a logical explanation of Jesus’ Incarnation — mere words fail us. But the experience of God’s Incarnational Presence in our lives will not fail us.

The Apostle Paul has tried to help us understand that when the Incarnation becomes real to us, we can experience the wholeness of life that we all need and want. In Paul’s time and in our own time, there are those who say that the way to become a whole person is to reject your humanity — withdraw from the rest of the human race, wash your hands of the human drama. But Paul says an emphatic “No” to this sort of religious elitistism.

The Incarnation means that your life now is…

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