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24.8.04

The Humility of God

"For Christians the Cross is magnification, glory, and power: for all our power is in the power of Christ Who was crucified; and all our sinfulness is mortified by the death of Christ on the Cross; and all our exaltation and our glory are in the humility of God, Who humbled Himself to such an extent that He was pleased to die even between evil-doers and thieves. For this very reason Christians who believe in Christ sign themselves with the sign of the Cross not simply, not just as it happens, not carelessly, but with all heedfulnes, with fear and with termbling and with extreme reverence. For the image of the Cross shows the reconcilation and friendship into which man has entered with God."

St. Symeon the New Theologian, Homily 1 (From The First Created Man)

2 Comments:

Blogger Doug said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful St Symeon quote. I'm a big fan of St Symeon, but I haven't read the work you're quoting from.

12:27 AM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Glad you enjoyed it! I recently purchased the little book the quote is taken from; I have quite enjoyed it and highly recommend.

1:18 PM  

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