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Monday, October 16, 2006

the nature of the incarnation

i thought people might apprectiate this quote from Augustine. i'm not sure where it's from - it's quoted here.
    He it is by whom all things were made, and who was made one of all things; who is the revealer of the Father, the creator of the Mother; the Son of God by the Father without a mother, the Son of man by the Mother without a father; the Word who is God before all time, the Word made flesh at a fitting time, the maker of the sun, made under the sun; ordering all the ages from the bosom of the Father, hallowing a day of today from the womb of the Mother; remaining in the former, coming forth from the latter; author of the heaven and the earth, sprung under the heaven out of the earth; unutterably wise, in His wisdom a babe without utterance; filling the world, lying in a manger.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Georgina said...

Owwwwwwww Doug, my brain it doth hurt trying to understand that - it's all the double edged sentences. Seriously though, it's an amazing little paragraph and breathtaking isn't it?

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Blogger Lara said...

Hey Doug, I love that quote, especially the last bit - "filling the world, lying in a manger." I think that captures so beautifully the mystery of the Incarnation! In fact, I like the quote so much that I posted it on my own blog as well.

Two blogs with the one quote from Augustine in just a couple of days? Guess we were at the same CASE meeting on Friday!!

11:54 am  

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