Thursday, September 18, 2014

QUOTATION: Jesus Depends on God the Father

St. Peter Julian Eymard
Now, Jesus Christ manifests His humility in His dependence on His Divine Father. He refers to Him all glory, and declares that He Himself receives from Him His being, action, word, even His thought. If men proclaim Him good, He replies that God alone is good. If they ask of Him miracles, He invokes His Father before working them, as if demanding of Him the power to do so, and He avows that the Son has nothing of Himself: " Filius a se non habet quidquam." He is Man. His human nature is created and dependent on God. He desires to maintain it in this dependence in the eyes of all, in order to give us the most sublime example of humility, for that same humanity, by its union with the Word, was worthy of acting by itself and of receiving all homage and adoration. But Our Lord wished to inculcate humility by practising it in voluntary and and absolute dependence on His Father.

--St. Peter Julian Eymard