Advent Reflection – Day 23

The Savior must have been
A docile Gentleman—
To come so far so cold a Day
For little Fellowmen—

The Road to Bethlehem
Since He and I were Boys
Was leveled, but for that ‘twould be
A rugged Billion Miles—

– Emily Dickinson

Eight elegant lines of Theological Anthropology and Christology dancing on the tongue and lingering in the mouth. Christ is at once one of us, subject to the rigors of travel and the nip in the air; yet very God, leveling the impossible expanse between us by walking it in humble and generous condescension.

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