Memoranda Sacra

Published: bx
Language: English
Wordcount: 29,809 / 87 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.4
LoC Category: BS
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Added to site: 2009.06.11
mnybks.net#: 24402
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Religion, Essays
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rds, we might say,--"and we also with God." He begins his Gospel, "the Word was with God "; he goes on, "the Word was with man"; and then he completes the triangle by saying, "and man also with God"; for "to as many as received Him, He gave power to become the children of God." And again, later on, in the seventeenth chapter, we have the thoughts, "I in them," and "Thou in Me," and "they also in Us," until one is left in a delightful perplexity as to the nearness of God to His creatures, and obliged to say that--

God is never so far off As even to be near; He dwells within, the spirit is The home He holds most dear.

His faith was not merely that the Word became flesh that He might bring God to us, but the Word living and suffering that He might bring us to God; His religion not merely the humiliation of the Creator, but, in a very real sense, the exaltation of the creature and practical union with the Lord of the spirits of all flesh; not only that He for our sakes became poor, but also, that we

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