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January 03, 2006

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Lorna

:) Thanks, the quotes are very interesting !! I like to hear what the early Church Fathers thought (wrote)

It's good to know that this phrase doesn't mean creator of God, because the creeds (statements of faith) clearly state that God was begotten not made. I love it that God existed when time came into existance. It literally blows my mind :) God was - God is !

I found this "that the Word, uniting to himself in his person the flesh animated by a rational soul, became man." puzzling though ..

The beginning and the end of the quote is pure Gospel of John 1 - but that middle bit, "uniting to himself in his person the flesh animated by a rational soul," what does it actually mean?

We all know and believe (as Christians) that Mary was impregnated by the Holy Spirit, and gave birth to Jesus Christ, God, often refered to as the Son of God.

What the term mother implies to me is that they share some of the same genes (as I do with my children, and with my parents) but my understanding is that that isn't the case here. Jesus is God, 100% same DNA (if you put it in those terms) as the Father and the Holy Spirit, or have I misunderstood this?

Just thinking aloud, and curious. I am most definitely not wishing to attack your belief here Hector. I really would like to learn more.

blessings

Moneybags

Hector:

I have the requests for your patrons saints for 2006. Here they are:

Hector - St. Wenceslas 09/28
& Angie - St. Eligius

Please just let me know you see this message and let me know of any connections between your saints and you guys.

God bless

Hector

Hi Lorna, you ask such interesting questions. "I found this "that the Word, uniting to himself in his person the flesh animated by a rational soul, became man." puzzling though .." To me this means that Jesus as God chose to unite himself with the human nature (the flesh animated by a rational soul) in order to incarnate.

To your second question, I think we say Mother because she carried him in her womb and gave birth to him. I really don't know how to come close to explaining his DNA...

God bless dear Lorna!

Lorna

I laughed when I read your response Hector

"To your second question, I think we say Mother because she carried him in his womb and gave birth to him. I really don't know how to come close to explaining his DNA..."

I think it was a bit of a silly question though it was sincere at the time. My reasoning behind it was something I read about James and Jude (brothers of Jesus) and how Catholics don't think Jesus had real siblings.

The text said something like James and Jude are HALF-brothers because they shared the same mother (Mary) but differnt Fathers (Jesus= God, other brothers = Joseph)

That's ok in my theology (prob not yours) but that really made me think. Was the author suggesting that Jesus had some of Mary's DNA. He didn't mean it that way ofcourse but I wondered what the RC view would be.

Jesus is a mystery - wonderful Holy and I don't want to analyse Him only love Him. But sometimes it's good to think too :)

blessings
I thank you for your patience!

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