UNBORN WORD of the day


“The shape that the slime of the earth was given was intended with a view to Christ, the future man.”
July 11, 2007, 11:10 pm
Filed under: Quotes from Great Christians

 

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The intriguing quote above is from Tertullian (155/160 A.D. – 240/250 A.D.), De Carnis Resurrectione. St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622) elaborates:

“…if someone intends to build a house or a palace he must first consider whether it is to be a lodging for a vine dresser or a peasant or if it is for a lord, since obviously he would use entirely different plans depending on the rank of the person who is to live there. Now the Eternal Father did just that when he built this world. He intended to create it for the Incarnation of His Son, the Eternal Word. The end or goal of His work was thus its beginning, for Divine Wisdom had foreseen from all eternity that His Word would assume our nature in coming to earth.” The Sermons of St. Francis de Sales for Advent and Christmas

 

 

 

 


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