From a theological lens, Christians assert that God chose to incarnate as a first-century Jewish man, as a member of a community that constantly lived under the threat of colonizing forces moving in, yet again, to oppress and exploit them. This is a theological insight that must not be taken lightly. The creator of the universe chooses to not only stand in solidarity with, but to physically become a member of one of the most oppressed communities in history. God doesn’t merely reach out to comfort them but chooses to kneel down in the dust and dirt, the muck and mire, and become one of them. The God of the oppressed becomes one of the oppressed. God in Christ makes clear whose side God is on when it comes to questions of injustice.
From “Filled to Be Emptied: The Path to Liberation for Privileged People” by Brandan Robertson – Westminster John Knox Press