From the Jan/Feb, 2012 issue of Touchstone
Songs of Thankfulness & Praise by Anthony Esolen

ILLUMINATIONS: Anthony Esolen on Christian Hymns

Songs of Thankfulness & Praise

When reciting the Nicene Creed, Roman Catholics are supposed to bow in solemn adoration when they come to the following words: Et incarnatus est de Spiritu Sancto ex Maria virgine, et homo factus est. The Incarnation is the heart of the Christian faith: a work of breathtaking love, not simply that God would make man in his image, but that he would descend to pitch his tent among us. Christ is the eternal Word of God, but his moments will be measured out by a beating heart, and his boundless wisdom will dwell within our small swaddling of flesh.

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