22 March 2007

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

You showed Your incomprehensible and unspeakably great love toward us when You promised a Son, a Savior, to our first parents after the fall. In the fullness of time, You sent this Savior to us. Through Him, You recall us from death to life, from sin to righteousness, from hell to heavenly glory. O Lover of all humanity, whose delight is in the children of men, who can offer worthy praise for this philanthropy? Moreover, who can conceive of it? These are the incomprehensible riches of Your goodness. This is the immeasurable treasure of Your kindness, which our impoverished understanding cannot grasp. The slaves were so valuable that for their redemption the Son was given up to death. The one hostile to You was so loved that You appointed the beloved Son to be my Redeemer. My soul is astounded as I reflect on this kindness. - Johann Gerhard, *Meditations on Divine Mercy* pp. 63, 64

1 comment:

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

"This is the immeasurable treasure of Your kindness, which our impoverished understanding cannot grasp. The slaves were so valuable that for their redemption the Son was given up to death. The one hostile to You was so loved that You appointed the beloved Son to be my Redeemer. My soul is astounded as I reflect on this kindness."

Now THIS, as opposed to a contradiction, is a Mystery!

A true Divine Mystery, though it staggers the *imagination*, has nothing to do with a misstep in logic, a plain contradiction, or holding two opposite poles in some sort of balance.

Anastasia