Friday, December 07, 2012

Ambrose: only through the Son

Friday, December 7, 2012
    Feast of Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Teacher, 397
    Then [the Pharisees] asked him, “Where is your father?”
    “You do not know me or my Father,” Jesus replied. “If you knew me, you would know my Father also.”
    —John 8:19 (NIV)
    Whatsoever thou dost conceive concerning the Father—yea, be it even His eternity—thou canst not conceive aught concerning Him save by the Son’s aid, nor can any understanding ascend to the Father save through the Son.
    ... St. Ambrose of Milan (Aurelius Ambrosius) (339-397), Exposition of the Christian Faith, tr. H. de Romestin, in A Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church, second series, v. X, Philip Schaff & Henry Wace, ed., New York: Christian Literature Company, 1896, I.x, par. 63, p. 211 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, through Your Son alone may I know You.
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