27 December 2010
Patristic Quote of the Day
What greater thing is there, than that God should become man? And the Word became flesh without being changed, of the Holy Spirit, and Mary, the holy and ever-virgin One, the mother of God. And He acts as mediator between God and man, He, the only lover of man, conceived in the Virgin's chaste womb without will or desire or any connection with man or pleasurable generation, but through the Holy Spirit and the first offspring of Adam. And He, who is like us, becomes obedient to the Father and finds a remedy for our disobedience in what He assumed for us, and became a pattern to us without which it is not possible to obtain salvation. -- St. John of Damascus, cited in Treasury, pp. 1053, 1054.
Posted by William Weedon at 3:25 PM