Tuesday, December 4, 2012

S John Damascene: "Take as your norm the sound words you have heard from me"

in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
-- Timothy 1:13-14, 2:1-3

The Word became flesh to be our model of holiness: "Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me." "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me." On the mountain of the Transfiguration, the Father commands: "Listen to him!" Jesus is the model for the Beatitudes and the norm of the new law: "Love one another as I have loved you." This love implies an effective offering of oneself, after his example.
-- CCC 459

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