Wednesday, December 05, 2007

CQOD: 12/07/07 -- Ambrose: very God and very man

Christian Quotation of the Day

December 7, 2007
Feast of Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Teacher, 397
    When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died."
    When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. "Where have you laid him?" he asked. "Come and see, Lord," they replied.
    Jesus wept.
    Then the Jews said, "See how he loved him!"
    -- John 11:32-36 (NIV)

    They do greatly err who acknowledge that the flesh of man was taken on Himself by Christ, but deny that the affections of man were taken; and they contravene the purpose of the Lord Jesus Himself, since thus they take away from man what constitutes man, for man cannot be man without human affections.
    ... St. Ambrose of Milan (339-397)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord Jesus, You are my example in all things.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2007

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