saint athanasius’ "on the incarnation of the word," part five

This is truly the best yet. For all the preachers and teachers out there (like myself!), here is a Doctor of the Church on the importance of thorough explication…

“You must not be surprised if we repeat ourselves in dealing with this subject.* We are speaking of the good pleasure of God and of the things which He is His loving wisdom thought fit to do, and it is better to put the same thing in several ways than to run the risk of leaving something out.”

You tell ’em, Athanasius. I got your back.

*The quote comes from is Chapter 4: The Death of Christ. More quotes from this rich section to come.

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