“Fix your minds on the passion of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Inflamed with love for us, he came down from heaven to redeem us.
For our sake he endured every torment of body and soul and shrank from no bodily pain.
He himself gave us an example of perfect patience and love.
We, then, are to be patient in adversity.”
St. Francis of Paola
(bullseye glass / Paris, France, Julie Cook / 2018)
“Now man need not hide from God as Adam did;
for He can be seen through Christ’s human nature.
Christ did not gain one perfection more by becoming man,
nor did He lose anything of what He possessed as God.
There was the Almightiness of God in the movement of His arm,
the infinite love of God in the beatings of His human heart and the
Unmeasured Compassion of God to sinners in His eyes.
God was now manifest in the flesh; this is what is called the Incarnation.
The whole range of the Divine attributes of power and goodness,
justice, love, beauty, were in Him.
And when Our Divine Lord acted and spoke, God in His perfect nature became manifest
to those who saw Him and heard Him and touched Him. As He told Philip later on:
Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father [John 14:9].”
Fulton J. Sheen, p. 21
An Excerpt From
Life of Christ
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Very sweet, Julie! I just loved this part, “Christ did not gain one perfection more by becoming man,
nor did He lose anything of what He possessed as God.” We ourselves are made in His image and He loves us. We can now rest in the finished work of the cross without any fear, or shame, or urge to run away and hide. He sees us as we really are and He has not forsaken us.
it really is a matter of a love story is it not?
I think we tend to forget that.