And in Jesus Christ, His only-begotten Son, our Lord... This article of the Apostles’ Creed is packed with content: there is a Second Person of the Trinity, the “only-begotten Son” of the Father, who has taken on a human nature and can therefore be known to us as “Jesus Christ, our Lord.”
This is the most revolutionary doctrine in human history, the one that distinguishes orthodox Christianity from all other religions that have been and will be. God is plurality in unity and God has become man.
Because He has taken on human nature, He can be named and He can be known by us. As St. Bernard expresses it: “It is by faith that He dwells in our hearts, in our memory, our intellect and penetrates even into our imagination… By nature incomprehensible and inaccessible, He was invisible and unthinkable, but now He wished to be understood, to be seen and thought of.”
As Dominican contemplative nuns we cling to the accessibility of God in Christ in our prayer and proclaim it to the world by the reality of our lives.
-Sr. Mary Martin, OP