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By Fr. Brian Mullady, O.P., Catholic Exchange, October 15, 2020

This article is adapted from a chapter in Fr. Mullady’s Captivated by the Master: A Theological Consideration of Jesus Christ. It is available as an ebook or paperback from Sophia Institute Press.


Fr. Brian Mullady, O.P.Why did the Son of God become a human being? His Incarnation was not arbitrary, but essential to God’s plan to restore us to His friendship. We can see the perfection of that friendship in Adam.

Adam and Eve were called upon to look at the world as God does, and they were able to do so because they had sanctifying grace, and they were able to persevere in doing so because they had actual grace.

They could choose their actions; they knew who they were and knew the difference between themselves and the rest of creation, and thus could be partners with God in realizing their own destiny.  …

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