What does the Incarnation of the Son of God require of us?

As we approach the season of the Nativity of Christ, Saint John of Kronstadt writes:

What does the Incarnation of the Son of God require of us? It requires of us to remember and hold in sacred honour the fact that we are born of God; and if we have sullied and trampled upon this birthright with our sins, we must restore it by washing it with tears of repentance; we must restore and renew within us the image of God which has fallen and the union with God and blessedness, truth and holiness which has been destroyed. ‘Now God became man, that He may make Adam a god’
(Stichera for Lauds of Annunciation).

Author: Father Silouan Thompson

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