Romans 11:33-36

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday with the Fathers

1 Timothy 3:16


The God of all things and of His holy angels was made known beforehand through the prophets. As a result, all the Jewish people hung in expectation of His coming. After Jesus’ arrival, however, they fell into a keen dispute with each other. A large number acknowledged Christ and believed Him to be the object of prophesy, while others didn’t believe in Him.

Instead they dared to inflict upon Jesus cruelties His disciples truthfully and candidly recorded. But both Jesus and His disciples desired that His followers wouldn’t believe merely in His Godhead and miracles (as if He hadn’t also taken on human nature and assumed the human flesh which “lusteth against the Spirit”), but that they would also see that He had descended into human nature and into the midst of human miseries.

He assumed a human soul and body. From Him there began the union of the divine with the human nature, in order that the human, by communion with the divine, might rise to be divine. Everyone who lives according to Jesus’ teaching rises to a friendship with God and communion with Him.

Readings taken from Day by Day with the Early Church Fathers


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