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Quote of the Day – 11 December

Quote of the Day – 11 December – The Memorial of St Pope Damasus I (c 305-384)

The arrangement of the names of Christ, however, is manifold:
LORD,
because He is Spirit;
WORD,
because He is God;
SON,
because He is the only-begotten son of the Father;
MAN,
because He was born of the Virgin;
PRIEST,
because He offered Himself as a sacrifice;
SHEPHERD,
because He is a guardian;
WORM,
because He rose again;
MOUNTAIN,
because He is strong;
WAY,
because there is a straight path through Him to life;
LAMB,
because He suffered;
CORNER-STONE,
because instruction is His;
TEACHER,
because He demonstrates how to live;
SUN,
because He is the illuminator;
TRUTH,
because He is from the Father;
LIFE,
because He is the creator;
BREAD,
because He is flesh;
SAMARITAN,
because He is the merciful protector;
CHRIST,
because He is anointed;
JESUS,
because He is a mediator;
VINE,
because we are redeemed by His blood;
LION,
because He is King;
ROCK,
because He is firm;
FLOWER,
because He is the chosen one;
PROPHET,
because He has revealed what is to come.

from the Decree of Damasus (attributed to St Pope Damasus I)

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