Incarnation is everywhere: that God may be all in all.
Incarnation is Everywhere is the fruit of prayer, silence, and the daily bread of God’s grace, always present to us in the holy ordinary of everyday life.
The main intuition at the heart of my writing is that God often reveals Godself through creation, and that the whole of creation is a theophany waiting to be seen, to be loved, to be participated in by you and me. It doesn’t mean that at the heart of it all (including you and me) there isn’t an incurable wound, a pain that can’t be soothed, and a longing that can’t be reached. It means that those very incurable realities can be gateways, as can each and every experience, to finding the divine mystery at work in our lives, to seeing God hidden around each and every corner.
It won’t necessarily lead you to success, it won’t satisfy your desires for money, fame and fortune. In fact, it won’t ever satisfy you completely, which is why it is so wonderful. But it will lead you, little by little, to the source of all satisfaction and love and everything you were created for, and by, and through. And eventually, if you keep your eyes, ears, and heart open and your prayer life active, it will lead you to the place of incarnation, of the divine and human ineluctably entwined in love.
I write from the Catholic perspective, but remain open to all that is True, Good, and Beautiful. Incarnation is everywhere, after all.
About the author
Michael J. Sanem has written for Give Us This Day, God In All Things, US Catholic Magazine, Millennial Journal, the Catholic Key Magazine and the Leaven Catholic Newspaper. A former Bernardin Scholar at Catholic Theological Union, he works in ministry and as an occasional travel guide to Italy. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife and three sons.