marvel and rejoice

If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter
of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal
likewise with their fellow men.

St. Francis of Assisi


(a snail seeking relief from the sun / Julie Cook / 2021)

Let us rejoice then and give thanks that we have become not only Christians,
but Christ himself. Do you understand and grasp, brethren,
God’s grace toward us? Marvel and rejoice: we have become Christ.
For if he is the head, we are the members;
he and we together are the whole man…
the fullness of Christ then is the head and the members.
But what does ‘head and members’ mean? Christ and the Church.

St. Augustine

11 comments on “marvel and rejoice

  1. Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging and commented:
    Amen 🙂

  2. Salvageable says:

    Augustine and Francis–two of my favorites! J.

  3. SLIMJIM says:

    Thanks for commenting on my milestone post!

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