On Revealing God to Man

Posted June 7, 2016 9:36 pm by James V. Schall, S.J.

On Revealing God to Man

A stanza of an anonymous Hymn in the English Breviary (Friday, 8th Week) reads as follows: “Spoken by the Word incarnate, / God of God, ere time began, / Light of Light, to earth descending, / Man, revealing God to man.” I put the italics in the last line. It seemed so true in its paradox. It recalls St. John Paul II’s refrain in Redemptor Hominis. We learn what man is through Christ’s revelation to us of what we, in our completion, really are.
We surely might wonder: “Who does this God think that He is revealing to us men what

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