Receptivity to God
Thank you for this very enlightening and beautiful post, Fr. Chris! It explains so much about masculinity, feminity and the love of God for us.
The humanity of the Son of God requires Him to be humble or lowly towards His Father in order to receive His love; otherwise, He could not be our human High Priest mediator at the Father’s right hand. Our humanity requires us to be humble or lowly towards the members of the Godhead. This humility is defined as casting all of our care on God (cf. 1Peter 5:5-7). This is a very passive/receptive act because we present a void for Him to fill with His peace and strength. This is how we love God in response to His love for us. We love Him by becoming passive to Him so that He can act upon us and receive what He has for us. He then fills us with His agape love which is a fruit of the Spirit along with its other aspects (cf. Galatians 5: 22-23, 16-26). In this way, we draw near to God in order for Him to draw near to us (cf. James 4:8, 5-10).