Tuesday, December 7, 1999
Feast of Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Teacher, 397
It is a great mystery of divine love, that not even in Christ was exception made of the death of the body; and although He was the Lord of nature, He refused not the law of the flesh which He had taken upon Him. It is necessary for me to die; for Him it was not necessary.
... St. Ambrose of Milan (Aurelius Ambrosius) (339-397), A Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church, second series, v. X, Philip Schaff & Henry Wace, ed., New York: Christian Literature Company, 1896, p. 61
(see the book; see also John 10:17-18; more at Christ, Death, God, Jesus, Law, Love, Nature)
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