Monday, December 08, 2008

The hand of Christ

"And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den."

Isaiah 11.8

"Hear how the antidote was administered to the flesh: the Word of God became flesh, put his hand into the serpent's den, removed the venom and took away sin. In other words, 'from sin, he condemned sin in the flesh.'"

St. Ambrose, Exposition of the Twelve Psalms, 37.4

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