Monday, December 19, 2016

A Merry Martin Christmas (Part 2)

Here's the second.

If there was nothing more for us in the newborn child than that our human nature had been highly honored in that God who created us is now our kinsman, our nearest friend, our flesh and blood (I'll omit for the present to speak of His suffering and resurrection), it would be little wonder, if we, believing it from the heart, would become so dear to each other that, as the saying goes, we would consume each other with love.  If our hearts really perceived the greatness of this honor and we could say with firm faith, God is become man, would it be a wonder if we no longer were enemies with any man and surrendered our lives for each other?  The fact is you could not even hate or harm anyone in effigy who has body and soul like your God and mine.  Should we not, therefore, because of such glory with which God has elevated human nature above and beyond the angels, also love and do good to all people?