[quote=emom]Eireann, I tried this on my husband and he interrupts this as father/son relations into human life. For example, we have a 6 year old son. He argues that our son has a part of him because he came from both me and him.
Oh well sometimes you just have to give it your best shot and leave it to the Holy Spirit.
Emmanuel means God among us.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:14 ** And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we saw his glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. **
Now from the above you can see that in the beginning was the word, and the word was God
Then later on John said the word became flesh, Jesus was the word become flesh,**Word was God ** anyway it all boils down to us not being able to grasp the Trinity.
We can plant the seeds of faith, but ultimately it’s the Holy Spirit that changes people, and us mere mortals are left chasing our tails.
CCC 469 **The Church thus confesses that Jesus is inseparably true God and true man. He is truly the Son of God who, without ceasing to be God and Lord, became a man and our brother:
“What he was, he remained and what he was not, he assumed”, sings the Roman Liturgy. And the liturgy of St. John Chrysostom proclaims and sings: “O only-begotten Son and Word of God, immortal being, you who deigned for our salvation to become incarnate of the holy Mother of God and ever-virgin Mary, you who without change became man and were crucified, O Christ our God, you who by your death have crushed death, you who are one of the Holy Trinity, glorified with the Father and the Holy Spirit, save us!” ** Here