Friday, December 25, 2015

A Voice from the Past - Leo the Great

David's Lord was made David's Son, and from the fruit of the promised branch sprang One without fault, the two-fold nature coming together into one Person, that by one and the same conception and birth might spring our Lord Jesus Christ, in Whom was present both true Godhead for the performance of mighty works and true Manhood for the endurance of sufferings.

Leo the Great, 400-460 AD, Sermons, Sermon XXVII, On the Feast of the Nativity, VIII, III (translated by Rev Charles Lett Feltoe, The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Philip Schaff and Henry Wace, T &; T Clark and Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1997, p. 142

Why is the union of strength and weakness important for the mission of Christ? How might this apply to us?

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