TWO GIVING STRENGTH TO BOTH
Though we live and swirl in the mystery of how the incarnation happened, we still come away from the mystery with enough things human to at least see and understand Jesus as another human. This finally gives us a slight chance of “knowing God” in that we have seen and heard and touched someone kind of like ourselves, but at the same time not like ourselves at all. His complete humanity gives us some understanding.
If this is not so we give ourselves only partially and sparingly to loving. We remain closed and guarded to not only disclosure to our Lover, but to any complete form of release. (I have seen this countless times in struggling married couples and other relationships.) Release is based on trust and we give ourselves to the degree we trust. Love is measured, leveled and determined by this trust factor. What we don’t understand we are reluctant to trust and often this lack of understanding is intentional because it serves as our last out, and best chance of not having to submit, commit and be swallowed up by something, or someone, who is greater or different than we are. The only defense for this is to say. “I don’t understand.” Knowing this to be the way of mankind that Jesus loved and came for, he chose love as the way to conquer and be conquered. Our understanding and love become the perfect union. The tandem of the two giving strength to both.
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. Jesus