Contemplating the coming of Christ into our world, I found myself drawn to the early Christian hymn quoted by St. Paul in Philippians:
Though he was in the form of God, he did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped.
Rather, he humbled himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance,
he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross. (Phil. 2:6-8)