Blaise Pascal wrote these words (Pensees, frag. 333) concerning the incarnation:

<<L’Incarnation monte à l’homme la grandeur de sa misère par la grandeur du remède qu’il a fallu.>>

“The Incarnation shows man the greatness of his misery by the greatness of the remedy it took.”

That “God was in Christ” reconciling the world unto himself” (2 Cor. 5.19) is a great mystery. It shows us exactly how far God had to go to bring us salvation. Let us remember that this Advent season.