Even Jesus relied on the angels; Angels: Day 190

When he was in the flesh, Jesus himself  took his Father’s orders through the angels, says  Dionysius  the Areopagite. Though he himself  was  the cause of their existence, Jesus kept himself within the limits assigned to mankind.The angels were the first ones initiated in the divine mystery of the love of Jesus for humanity. Then the gift of that knowledge passed through them to us.For example, the most divine Gabriel taught Zechariah the priest that the son who would be born to him—by d … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway: Racketeer for Life

This week one lucky winner will receive a copy of Racketeer for Life: Fighting the Culture of Death from the Sidewalk to the Supreme Court by the Joseph Scheidler,  sponsored by Tan Books (you can read my review here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me. The contest begins now and ends next Friday 2/03 with a winner been chosen that day, enter below! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

Lower than the angels, but served by them; Angels: Day 189

When Christ was a humble Galilean carpenter, says St. Ambrose, he was still Lord of all the angels. The Incarnation took nothing away from his divinity.So the Son of God was made lower than not only the Father, but angels as well. Do you think that dishonors him? Then is the Son, as God, less than his angels who serve him and minister to him?You see how, when you try to diminish his honor, you run into the blasphemy of exalting the nature of angels above the Son of God. But the servant … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Racketeer for Life

Joseph Scheidler is an important figure in the pro-life movement. If you have never heard of him, than you are missing out on a key part of the last 40 years of pro-life activism. Joe is the founder and National Director of the Pro-Life Action League. He has been can the godfather of pro-life activism and now you can read his story in his new book Racketeer for Life: Fighting the Culture of Death from the Sidewalk to the Supreme Court.Whether you find yourself an active participant of the … [Read more...]

God leads us past the angels to himself; Angels: Day 188

The angels are immortal and blessed, says St. Augustine, but it’s not their nature that we will share in Heaven. By becoming a man, God leads us to share the nature of  the Trinity, which is the very source of  the angels’ immortality and blessedness. I do not say that Christ is Mediator because he is the Word, for as the Word he is supremely blessed and supremely immortal, and therefore far from miserable mortals. But he is Mediator because he is man. By his humanity he shows us tha … [Read more...]

Christ was made less than angels; Angels: Day 187

Arguing against heretics who denied that the Son was  equal to the Father, St. Ambrose marvels at the pride of  people who would judge God. Yet the most wonderful thing of all is not that the Son is equal to the Father, but that he made himself  less than the angels for our sake.They say he is inferior: I ask, who has measured it? Who has such an extravagantly proud heart, as to place the Father and the Son before his judgment seat to decide upon which is the greater? “My heart is not haug … [Read more...]