Unborn Jesus: The Pattern for Humanity
".... if someone intends to build a house or a palace he must first consider whether it is to be a lodging for a vine dresser or peasant or if it is for a lord, since obviously he would use entirely different plans depending on the rank of the person who is to live there. Now the Eternal Father did just that when He built this world. He intended to create it for the Incarnation of His Son, the Eternal Word. The end or goal of His work was thus its beginning, for Divine Wisdom had foreseen from all eternity that His Word would assume our nature in coming to earth."
St. Francis DeSales
Sermon for Christmas Midnight Mass
"The shape that the slime of the earth was given was intended with a view to Christ, the future man."
De Carnis Resyrrectione
" Creation is thus completed by the Incarnation and since that moment is permeated by the powers of the Redemption, powers which fill humanity and all creation."
Pope John Paul II
Dominum Et Vivificantem, The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church and the World (#52)