Sunday, June 28, 2020

Irenaeus: like us

Sunday, June 28, 2020
    Feast of Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, Teacher, Martyr, c.200
    Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.
    —1 Timothy 3:16 (NIV)
    Our Lord Jesus Christ, the word of God, of his boundless love, became what we are that he might make us what he himself is.
    ... Irenaeus (c.130-c.200), from Adversus Haereses, v. praef. (ad fin.), in The Early Christian Fathers, Henry Scowcroft Bettenson, London: Oxford University Press, 1969, p. 106 (see the book)
    See also 1 Tim. 3:16; Isa. 7:14; John 1:14; Rom. 1:3-4; 2 Cor. 5:21; Gal. 4:4-5; Heb. 4:15
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You are one of us.
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