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When the fullness of time comes, no philosophical genius, no Plato or Socrates appears to fulfill the mission of redemption. Nor does a powerful conqueror, another Alexander, take over the earth. Instead a child is born in Bethlehem. He it is who is to redeem the world. But before he speaks he loves with deeds. It is no magic formula he brings, because he knows that the salvation he offers must pass through human hearts. What does he first do? He laughs and cries and sleeps defenseless, as a baby, though he is God incarnate. And he does this so that we may fall in love with him, so that we may learn to take him in our arms. (more…)

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The Son of God himself, who is before all ages,
the invisible, the incomprehensible, the bodiless,
the beginning from the beginning,
the light from the light,
source of life and immortality,
image of the archetype,
immovable seal,
unchangeable image,
the Father’s definition and Word,
he it is who came to his own image and took to himself flesh for the sake of our flesh. 

Gregory Nazianzen; 4th-century Archbishop of Constantinople


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Lectio Divina

The gospel is not a heavenly demand of what we must do to be saved; it is a heavenly declaration of what God has done to save us. John Piper

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God gives us freedom to make our own lives within the situation which is the gift of His love to us, (more…)

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While cruising around the Internet I discovered the quote below.  On first reading it hits me with mixed reactions.  Part of me wants to rejoice in it and another part wants to be cautious in embracing it.  I think it is one of those quotes to be read as Lectio Divina, slowly, meditatively, thoughtfully, to find what it has to say to us in our personal journeys.  (more…)

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