Monday, December 04, 2006

CQOD: 12/07/06 -- Ambrose: obedience unto death

Christian Quotation of the Day

December 7, 2006
Feast of Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Teacher, 397
    For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.
    -- John 10:17-18 (ESV)

    It is a great mystery of divine love, that not even in Christ was exception made of the death of the body; and although He was the Lord of nature, He refused not the law of the flesh which He had taken upon Him. It is necessary for me to die; for Him it was not necessary.
    ... St. Ambrose (339-397)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord Jesus, You have become one of us, that we may become like You.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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