13 March 2006

Patristic Quote for the Day

In his humility, Christ entered the dark regions of our fallen world and he is glad that he became so humbled for our sake, glad that he came and lived among us and shared in our nature in order to raise us up again to himself. And even though we are told that he has now ascended above the highest heavens - the proof, surely, of his power and godhead - his love for man will never rest until he has raised our earthbound nature from glory to glory, and made it one with his own in heaven. - St. Andrew of Crete, Sermon for Palm Sunday

1 comment:

Fr Allen Braun said...

William,

I have to thank you for this quote. I am using it tonight as I preach on the third and fourth Stations. I had a thought as I am working on this. Our Lord tells St. Paul, "My power is made perfect in weakness." Now, I have always heard this as, "My power is made perfect in *your* weakness." Now I have no doubt that this is part of what He is saying to St. Paul, but now I wonder if the "your" is purposefully absent, to include that His power is made perfect in *His* weakness. I recall Dr Nagel saying, "Our Lord is never more in His glory than when He is hanging dead on the cross."