Monday, December 31, 2007

We Had A Lot to Do with the Incarnation

This time of year, I like to read On the Incarnation, by Saint Athanasius. Near the beginning of the brief work, he sums up so sweetly the reason God took flesh:
You may be wondering why we are discussing the origin of men when we set out to talk about the Word's becoming Man. The former subject is relevant to the latter for this reason: it was our sorry case that caused the Word to come down, our transgression that called out his love for us so that He made haste to help us and to appear among us.
ch. 1, par. 4

We mucked (and muck) things up and God's heart just could not bear to see and hear it. Our sorry state "called out his love for us".

Happy New Year. :)

1 comment:

Curtis Sutton said...

Nice blog, man. And, I might have to check out this book.