Can something be two things at once? Or, how about this, can you think of two things simultaneously? Some people believe that they can do more than one thing at a time and call it multitasking.

In quantum mechanics, physicists debate the question of whether or not an electron can be in two places at the same time. Some argue that, at the subatomic level, “...every bit of matter and energy exists in a state of blurry flux, allowing it to occupy not just two locations but an infinite number of them simultaneously” (, June 4, 2005). But we can’t see that with our human eye so we have difficulty accepting it to be real. Even trained scientists aren’t sure.

Is that why we have difficulty understanding the idea that when Jesus was on earth he was fully human and fully God? In the book of Colossians, the Apostle Paul takes great pains to emphasize Jesus’ dual nature while he was on earth. He was fully human, understanding our human frailties, yet he was fully God, because God was “pleased to have ALL his FULLNESS dwell in him…”

So, because of his deity, Jesus was able to offer himself on the cross as the perfect sacrifice, able to “reconcile to himself all things.” God in his justice demanded that only an unblemished sacrifice could accomplish this for us through Christ’s blood shed on the cross.

God, I can’t begin to understand your mercy in my life, just as I can’t begin to fathom how Jesus could be human and divine at the same time. Give me faith to accept what I can’t understand and the grace to accept your gift of salvation.

Throughout This Day: Marvel at the gift God has given you and resist the inclination to reject what you can’t understand.

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