I was touched by the recent RCIA lesson on 16 June 2011 where Fr Anthony Hutjes shared a simple yet powerful story (I might have gotten some details wrong):
During the period of the second World War, an Amercian soldier got up a bus in Sweden and sat beside a Swede. He boasted about democracy in the United States where anyone could walk into the White House to look for the President. The Swede smiled and said that in Sweden, you can find the President in a public bus - he happened to be the Swedish President himself!
And in Singapore, you may find the Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew in a public bus or MRT train...
We get so easily impressed when political dignitaries appear amongst ordinary citizens like us but how often we failed to realize the infinite significance of Christ being with us in the dirt and dust of mortal life on earth for 33 years!
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16)
"For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin." (Hebrews 4:15)
"For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit." (Ephesians 2:18)