08 January 2014
Patristic Quote of the Day
Have they read also today, that Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us? Galatians 3:13 Was Christ a curse in His Godhead? But why He is called a curse the Apostle tells us, saying that it is written: Cursed is every one that hangs on a tree, Galatians 3:13 that is, He Who in his flesh bore our flesh, in His body bore our infirmities and our curses, that He might crucify them; for He was not cursed Himself, but was cursed in you. So it is written elsewhere: Who knew no sin, but was made sin for us, for He bore our sins, 2 Corinthians 5:21 that he might destroy them by the Sacrament of His Passion.—St. Ambrose, On the Giving Up of the Basilicas, par. 25.
Posted by William Weedon at 4:10 PM