The Word our model

“Nous autres, au contraire, peniblement nous imitons un modele qui ne change pas, nous suivons un guide qui ne bouge pas, et, marchant en lui, nous tendons vers lui, car il nous a ete donne dans son humilite comme une route a traravs le tremps, et dans sa divinite comme une demeure eternelle” (De Trin, VII.3.5).

This reminds me of Bonhoeffer’s Christ the Center, but perhaps with a bit more conceptual clarity about the respective work of Jesus’ humanity and divinity: as a life, available to us for imitation, he is the way of our own lives; as the transcendent source of every life, he is end toward which we tend.

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