Augustine For Today

December 2

“Inasmuch as the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, he was reared and grew up. After suffering, dying, and rising again, he received as his inheritance the kingdom of heaven. It was in being man that he received resurrection and eternal life. In being man he received it. In being the Word, he did not receive it, because the Word abides unchangingly from everlasting to everlasting. So, because it was that flesh, which rose again and being quickened ascended into heaven, that received resurrection and eternal life, this too he promised to us. We are waiting for that very inheritance, eternal life.”

Sermon 22, 10