Friday, August 28, 2015

A Voice from the Past - Leo the Great

There the blood of the spotless Lamb blotted out the consequences of the ancient trespass; there the whole tyranny of the devil's hatred was crushed, and humiliation triumphed gloriously over the lifting up of pride: for so swift was the effect of Faith that of the robbers crucified with Christ, the one who believed in Christ as the Son of GOD entered paradise justified.

Leo the Great, 400-460 AD, Sermons, Sermon LV, III (translated by Rev. Charles Lett Feltoe, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Philip Schaff and Henry Wace, T & T Clark and Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1997, Second Series, Vol. XII, p. 168)

How can humility triumph over pride? How should we live in view of this?

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