Presence: Physical vs. Virtual

The Word Became Flesh

We often only think about the Incarnation – God coming to us in human form in Jesus – at Christmas time. Yet, the Incarnation is significant all the time. “The Word became flash and dwelt among us.” God understands our human experience and communicates to us through the stuff of the earth – water, bread, wine, oil – and these are experienced through our senses – touch, taste, smell. We must be physically present at Mass and in other sacramental celebrations in order to fully encounter Christ’s presence.