The Gospel Coalition

Nearly all reject the weak and poor as objects of disgust; an earthly king cannot bear the sight of them, rulers turn away from them, while the rich ignore them and pass them by when they meet them as though they did not exist; nobody thinks it desirable to associate with them.

But God, who is served by myriads of powers without number, who "upholds the universe by the word of His power," whose majesty is beyond anyone's endurance, has not disdained to become the Father, the Friend, the Brother of those rejected ones. He willed to become incarnate so that He might become "like unto us in all things except for sin" and make us to share in His glory and His kingdom.

What stupendous riches of His great goodness! What an ineffable condescension on the part of our master and our God.

- Symeon the New Theologian
Discourse 2.4

- quoted from Mike Neglia's blog


Comments:

Roger Pearse

July 28, 2012 at 09:15 AM

Your post omitted the reference, which was Discourses 2.4.

Unreferenced quotes are often bogus, and always a curse, when they are as interesting as this one is. Always good to reference our quotes.