What is the Science of Salvation?

A collection of quotes and sayings about Truth from the great traditions of the world.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Raising of Man

 What mind can comprehend this mystery? What tongue describe this wondrous grace? Iniquity returns to the ways of innocence, old age to newness of life. Strangers are received into adoption as sons, and they without claim enter upon an inheritance. The evil-living begin to live as righteous, the parsimonious become bountiful, the incontinent chaste, and the earthly heaven minded. What is this transformation unless the witness of the Hand of God? Since the Son of man came that He might destroy the works of the devil, and so joined Himself to us and us to Him, that the descent of God to what was human, has brought about the raising of man to what is divine (I Jn. iii. 8).
                                                                          St. Leo the Great
                                                                          "The Sunday Sermons of the Great Fathers"