Thursday, January 5, 2012

From Crib to Cross...

The way we came to know love
was that he laid down his life for us;
so we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers...
(from 1 John 3:11-21)

One with the Father, yet not clinging to His divinity.  Sharing our lowly human state, yet God.  These paradoxes are as striking as realizing that the wood of the manger would be exchanged for the wood of the cross.  Both bore Him, yet so vastly different.

By becoming man, Christ put on our humanity and laid down His life so that we might become regain what we had lost through the sin of Adam and Eve. 

The question now becomes, how do we lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters so that we may become sharers in His Love and in His Kingdom? 

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