Extravagance: Lacking restraint in the use of resources; costing too much; exceeding what is reasonable or appropriate to the point of absurdity.
What a fitting word describing all that humanity has received in the Gift of the Only Begotten One. The mysterious beauty of His metamorphosis evokes questions from our hearts: What exactly was laid aside in the incarnation of Christ? Why was the Creator compelled to recreate His own existence? How was it possible for the Eternal, Omnipresent God to step into the realm of time and space? What wondrous love is this? Words are inadequate to explain it perfectly. Minds are incapable of comprehending it thoroughly. But our hearts are not too sinful to experience it extravagantly!