Francis de Sales held that, even if we had never committed the original sin, Jesus would have come down to earth anyway, because He loves us and enjoys our company. He said it Himself:
"My delight is to be with the Children of Men."
He walks among usl, but we seldom recognize Him. He is present in the people around us, the world and the good that it holds.
The spirit of the Lord lives within each of us, the source of our life's breath. When we listen and when we speak, God is speaking and listening too.
He loves us. He delights in our presence. He became one of us, with all the pains and sorrows and regrets that entails. He tells us that we bring Him more joy, even in our sin and struggles, than pain.
May God be praised!
Sr. Mada-anne Gell, VHM