Thought of the Day May 2, 2017

By 9:49 AM

"God became man so that man might become a god." (St. Athanasius) This is different from what the Devil told Eve. "You shall be like God." At the moment, they were sharing in the divine life of God as adopted son and daughter. But the tempter implied, after eating of the fruit of the tree, Adam and Eve would be equal to God. This lie, acted on, actually separated them from God. But God loves us. The Son of God became Man to restore us to our true relationship with God, to be adopted sons and daughters, sharing the divine life of God. In this sense we become god or god-like, by his design and grace. It is a mystery for which I am grateful.



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