22 May 2008

Fruit of God's Patience and Weakness

After discussing Jesus Christ's Incarnation, Crucifixion, and Resurrection, St. Irenaeus gives this wonderfully concise way of summing up the Gospel:
God bore with us patiently when we fell because he foresaw the victory that would be won through the Word [Christ]. Weakness allowed strength its full play, and so revealed God's kindness and great power. (Against Heresies, 3-20, 1)

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