Random pickings from a Lutheran pastor devoted to the life of Christ in the Body of Christ for the life of the world.
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)