Friday, March 22, 2013

A Voice from the Past - Leo the Great

In our Nature, therefore, the Lord trembled with our fear, that He might fully clothe our weakness and our frailty with the completeness of His own strength. For He had come to this world a rich and merciful Merchant from the skies, and by a wondrous exchange had entered into a bargain of salvation with us, receiving ours and giving His, honour for insults, salvation for pain, life for death: and He Whom more than 12,000 of the angel hosts might have served for the annihilation of His persecutors, preferred to entertain our fears, rather than employ His own power.

Leo the Great, 400-460 AD, Sermons of Leo the Great, Sermon LIV, IV (translated by Rev. Charles Lett Feltoe, The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series, Vol. XII, Philip Schaff and Henry Wace, T & T Clarke and Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1997, p. 166)

How does this give perspective on Christ and what He did? How should this affect how we live?

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