The entire message of Christianity — and what makes it distinct from other major world religions — is that its foundation is not merely the words of a book but the Word made flesh.
The Word who came from heaven to be just another screaming baby born into bad circumstances in a poor family.
The Word who laughed. The Word who wept.
The Word who was hungry and cold and felt pain.
The Word who touched people and was touched by them.
The Christian faith is personal with a divinity who is one with humanity. Emmanuel has calloused feet in dusty shoes.
Beware a Christian who prefers and promotes the impersonal Scripture over the image of a very human Savior. Without empathy, nothing else matters.