"God is love, and all his operations proceed from love. Once he wills to manifest that goodness by sharing his love outside himself, then the Incarnation becomes the supreme manifestation of his goodness and love and glory. So, Christ was intended before all other creatures and for his own sake. For him all things were created and to him all things must be subject, and God loves all creatures in and because of Christ. Christ is the first-born of every creature, and the whole of humanity as well as the created world finds its foundation and meaning in him. Moreover, this would have been the case even if Adam had not sinned." (St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Doctor of the Universal Church, Capuchin Educational Conference, Washington, D.C.).This quote clearly demonstrates St Lawrence's adherence to the school of his fellow Franciscan, Duns Scotus, a position to which Faith Movement adheres and which I certainly subscribe to. St Lawrence is a Doctor of the Church.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
St Lawrence of Brindisi on the Incarnation
American Catholic Saint of the Day page for today, Optional Memorial of St Lawrence of Brindisi: