"THOSE thinkers who cannot believe in any gods often assert that the love of humanity would be in itself sufficient for them; and so, perhaps, it would, if they had it."
Thinking on the incarnation of Jesus, that God became man, gives us in itself a view of humanity that cannot be shared outside of the Christian faith. Oh, that God became man! What a glorious event for human kind, made in His image. We are made in His image and made to reflect His nature and character by LOVING one another, in the same way that Christ loved us by giving up of himself, sacrificing his life for the life of his people. We ought to live this out here and now, with our brothers and sisters surrounding us. This idea of sacrifice must be so isolated from the idea that we as human beings are isolated matter, complex, yet a coincidental collection of atoms. This gives us no need to live in community, no need to love anyone but ourselves. And this makes our existence less than fulfilled, entirely empty, and alone. We, as the body, ought to have the highest view of humanity, and the ability to urge all peoples to fulfill all their hearts longings by the redemption we all are searching for: to live in community with the Godhead, to live in community with the saints.