See the daily excerpt from the preparatory catechesis for the 2015 World Meeting of Families, “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.”
10. In a sense, all of Christian theology is commentary on what it means to say that God became man, died, and rose again. God’s presence in human flesh in Jesus means that the transcendent Creator of the world is also our immanent, intimate, utterly tender Father. The Triune God will always be an infinite mystery, and yet this same God also became a particular man in a particular time and place. God became as vulnerable as a baby in a manger or a man on a cross. Jesus taught and spoke, laughed and wept; his life, death, and resurrection mean that while God is inexhaustibly mysterious, he is not opaque. It is Jesus who enables us to speak about God and divine truth with confidence.
In its introduction, the document says its aim is to present “Catholic teaching in a way that is fresh, insightful, and accessible to contemporary Catholics and all people of good will.” The catechesis “offers a narrative beginning with our creation, soberly noting our fall and the challenges we face, but emphasizing God’s plan for our salvation. Love is our mission, and it is by loving God and one another that we will be fully alive.”
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