Why Did God Take On Our Humanity?

Every Christmas we celebrate the fact that Jesus took on our humanity and became one of us. But have we ever asked the question why? Why the Incarnation? You’re definitely not the first to ask this question, and it’s a valid question. Why would God, an all infinite, perfect, and perfectly whole being come to earth to live as a human, and even die a horrible death on the cross? There is nothing he lacks, nothing he doesn’t know, and nothing he needs from us. So, why did he become man? Fr. Mike aims to answer this question today.

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Meet Fr. Mike Schmitz

Fr. Mike Schmitz serves as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and as chaplain for the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

He is a presenter in Ascension’s ChosenAltaration, and The 99 programs, and has a channel on Ascension Presents. He is also the host of the Ascension podcasts The Bible in a Year and The Catechism in a Year.

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  1. Fr. Mike, I have quiet the history. I worked for the Archdiocese of San Antonio under Archbishop Patrick Flores in the Finance Department and then I decided to go with Fr. Ed Everett to work within campus ministry. I’m not Catholic but a member of the Church of Christ but I wouldn’t leave so I guess they decided to just put me to work. I quickly became a hand full for Fr. David Garcia that I’m still in contact with. Today I’m living in Houston (grand babies) and Fr. David is now retired so he thinks. We just leave him in his Happy place. 😂😂😂


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