August 21, 2019

Contemplate with AWE

Clement of Alexandria,
Date of birth unknown; died about the year 215. St. Clement was an early Greek theologian and head of the catechectical school of Alexandria. Athens is given as the starting-point of his journeyings, and was probably his birthplace. He became a convert to the Faith and traveled from place to place in search of higher instruction, attaching himself successively to different masters: to a Greek of Ionia, to another of Magna Graecia, to a third of Coele-Syria, after all of whom he addressed himself in turn to an Egyptian Assyrian, and a converted Palestinian Jew. [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04045a.htm]

In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, ” This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.” (Lk22:20)

The Savior teaches nothing in a merely human way, but teaches His own with Divine and mystic Wisdom.

Therefore, we must not listen to His words with worldly ears. We must search out and learn the meaning hidden in them. For what the lord seems to have simplified for the disciples requires even more attention than puzzling statements because of its overabundance of Wisdom . In addition, the things He explained to His children require even more consideration than the things which seem to have been simply stated. Those who heard such explanations, didn’t ask questions, because the Lord’s words pertaining to the entire design of salvation were meant to be contemplated with AWE and a deep spiritual mind. We must not receive these words superficially with our ears, but must apply our minds to understanding the Spirit of the Savior and the unspoken meaning of his Words. by TITUS FLAVIUS CLEMENS, but known in Church History as Clement of Alexandria born?/ died 215

The New & Everlasting covenant, in my Blood. Eucharist Icon

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