Friday, March 16, 2007

He Was, But Is

He was baptized as Man – but He remitted sins as God - not because He needed purificatory rites Himself, but that He might sanctify the elements of water.

He was tempted as Man, but He conquered as God...

He hungered, but He fed five thousands...

He thirsted - but He cried, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me and drink.

He was wearied, but He is the Rest of them that are weary and heavy-laden...

He prays, but He hears prayer...

He is bruised and wounded, but He healeth every disease and every infirmity...

He dies, but He gives life.

St Gregory the Theologian
Third Theological Oration "On the Son"

[via Fr Joseph Huneycutt]

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