Putting Things Into Perspective

“A childish orthodoxy…has also managed to draw decisive attention to the fact that Christ at his birth was wrapped in rags and laid in a manger–in short, on the humiliation of his coming in the humble form of a servant, and believes that this is the paradox in contrast to coming in glory. Confusion. The paradox is primarily that God, the eternal, has entered into time as an individual human being. Whether this individual human being is a servant or an emperor makes no difference. It is not more adequate for God to be a king than to be a beggar; it is not more humiliating for God to become a beggar than to become an emperor.” – Kierkegaard, Concluding Unscientific Postscript

(HT: Rod Dreher | Kyle Roberts)

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