Monday, April 27, 2009

FATHERS: To Each His Own

The Savior comes in various forms to each man for his profit. For those who have need of gladness, he becomes the vine; to those who want to enter in, He stands as a door; for those who have need to offer up their prayers, He stands as a mediating high priest; and, to those who have sins, he becomes a lamb that he may be sacrificed for them. (Cyril of Jerusalem, catechetical lecture #10, ca. 341 AD)

The Catholic Evangelical understands that our whole being is plagued with injuries, yet, not all injuries are present to the same degree. Thus, this kind of believer turns to Jesus who is the great physician, and the only one who can heal the whole cosmos. This believer knows that our Lord accomplishes this healing exactly where the injury is present, and to the degree necessary in this life. O LORD my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me. Ps 30: 2

1 comment:

  1. There was a time in my Life, when i was slightly mono-maniacal in my view of the Lord Jesus Christ. I thought that there was One way to think of Christ, one way to pray to Christ, one way to present Christ, one way to see Christ. Of course, eventually if I dug deep enough, I saw fault and had issues with everything and everyone that did not agree.
    How refreshing to know that I can know him as Vine, Door, High Priest, and Lamb.
    Because I now know that Christ is all and in all, He can be seen by me as more than just One way.
    So I can now show Him to others. Or maybe for the first time, others can see Him in me.