April 10, 2009
Feast of William Law, Priest, Mystic, 1761
Commemoration of William of Ockham, Franciscan Friar, Philosopher, Teacher, 1347
Commemoration of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Priest, Scientist, Visionary, 1955
[Jesus:] Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him.
-- John 3:36 (NIV)
There is no wrath that stands between God and us, but what is awakened in the dark fire of our own fallen nature; and to quench this wrath, and not His own, God gave His only begotten Son to be made man. God has no more wrath in Himself now than He had before the creation, when He had only Himself to love... And it was solely to quench this wrath, awakened in the human soul, that the blood of the Son of God was necessary; because nothing but a life and birth, derived from Him into the human soul, could change this darkened root of a self-tormenting fire into an amiable image of the Holy Trinity as it was at first created.
... William Law (1686-1761), The Grounds and Reasons of Christian Regeneration, par. 110-112  (see the book)
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Lord, Your sacrifice has restored Your image in mankind.
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