"I shall say something else that has more application to us: God did not only become man - he took human nature upon himself.
"The authorities commonly say that all men are equally noble by nature. But truly I say: Everything good that all the saints have possessed, and Mary the mother of God, and Christ in his humanity, all that is my own in this human nature.
"Now you could ask me: "Since in this nature I have everything that Christ according to his humanity can attain, how is it that we exalt and honor Christ as our Lord and our God?" That is because he became a messenger from God to us and brought us this blessedness. The blessedness that he brought us was ours."Meister Eckhart: The Essential Sermons, Commentaries, Treatises and Defense (McGinn and Colledge, editors), Sermon 5b, German Works, page 182