Jesus closes the distance between God and man; he is at once both the Word and the Presence of God under the veil of flesh. In the person of Jesus and in the event of his Incarnation, we see that “God” means: “He who saves in the flesh out of love.”

Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis, Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word: Meditations on the Gospel according to Saint Matthew, Chapters 1–25, vol. 1 (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1996–2012), Page 71.

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