25 July 2018

Christ the King (2)

"in the eucharist we christians concentrate our motive and act out our theory of human living. Mankind are not to be 'as Gods', a competing horde of dying rvivals to the Living God. We are his creatures, fallen and redeemed, His dear recovered sons, who by His free love are 'made partakers of the Divine nature'. But our obedience and our salvation are not of ourselves, even while we are mysteriously free to disobey and damn ourselves. We are dependent on Him even for our own dependence. We are accepted sons in the Son, by the real sacrifice and acceptance of His Body and Blood, Who 'though he were a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things which He suffered; and being made perfect, He became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him; called of God an high-priest after the order of Melchisedech.'"

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