I was talking with a friend yesterday about the Incarnation. While we had differing viewpoints on the subject, I think the conversation was really enjoyable and enlightening, and a neglected one in Christian circles.
Fr. R. Rolheiser says something that really got my attention, "...of critical importance, is the question of the ongoing nature of the Incarnation. The Incarnation is not a thirty-three year experiment by God in history, a one-shot, physical incursion into our lives. People The Incarnation began with Jesus and it has never stopped."
It is so easy to think that with the Ascension, Jesus took off for parts unknown, but I think He is still with us, and in us. As well as His Incarnation changing the world, the cosmos as we know it. When Jesus tells Paul he is persecuting Him, not just His followers, He is telling us that He is still Incarnate in the Church. Get your head around that one!
Almighty God, You have poured upon us the new Light of Your Incarnate Word: Grant that this Light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.