Why does the Church emphasize this aspect of the life of Jesus? Certainly it is to strengthen our own weak faith in the divinity of our human Lord. But there is more to this mystery. A few years ago we led a retreat in which the goal was “Transcendence”. It was reminder that we have within us not a divine nature as possessed by Jesus, but a new life which is a born again participation in the divinity of Jesus. We are called to exceed the limitations of our humanity, and witness the reality of that new life within. Of ourselves we are incapable of producing evidence that a new life exists in a hidden way in the depths of our souls. Yet we are called to witness this to a world that most times is oblivious to this hidden reality. How solve this dilemma? We resolve this incapacity by “yielding”, allowing God to have his way within us, by submitting again the baptism of the Holy Spirit who enables us to escape the bonds of our sinful weaknesses. He enables us to exceed, transcend the natural incapacity of our humanity especially a humanity that has been also wounded by original sin. How many countless times in the past have we done this? I am sure we can count at least some spiritual victories. As we repeat our “giving in” over and over again we became progressively more capable of bringing others to a realization that they too are loved by God who shares his divinity with the human race.