The bridegroom and the bride
One day a woman came to me and told me that she could never love her husband again. I told her to try and think back to how much she loved him the day of their marriage, as they stood side by side at the altar. For that is the way he really was. What the woman had to do was to see, beneath the distorted image, the real person to whom she committed her life. This is precisely what our Lord does in coming to this earth. Even when men raged and stormed beneath his cross, he saw them as homeless and unhappy children of the Father in heaven. For them he grieved and for them he died. This is the vision our Lord has of humanity.