Christianity has many things in common with the other religions of the world.
But we are the only religion that says that God became a body, that God became a human being, that God became flesh as John’s Gospel says (John 1:14).
Our fancy theological word for that is the Incarnation, the enfleshment.
So we have material reality being the hiding place and the revelation place of God; where God is at the same time perfectly hidden and perfectly revealed.
The same scandal that the Jewish people had to deal with 2000 years ago, we have to keep dealing with—that the hiding place of God, the revelation place of God is the material world.Richard Rohr, adapted from Eucharist as Touchstone (CD)