Emmaus Road Initiative – Part 4

Why did it take the Incarnation to save us?

What we know by faith is real knowledge, even though this knowledge was not acquired scientifically or according to strictly secular rationality. What we know by faith is that we have been saved from sin and death by the Incarnation, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection. In this session of the E.R.I. Gil Bailie reflects on the Incarnation. The Milky Way is an Intergalactic Nazareth if ever there was one, as insignificant in cosmic terms as is our solar system with it. How laughable it is to think – murmur the skeptics – that God – if there is one – would be the least bit interested in the biochemical and moral anomalies occurring in some remote region of some remote galaxy. Why did it take the Incarnation to save us?