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We can now somehow understand the beautiful statement of Pope Pius XII in his doctrinal Encyclical on the Mystical Body of Christ:

The knowledge and love of our divine Redeemer, of which we were the objects from the first moment of His Incarnation, are more than any human intellect or heart can hope to grasp. In the womb of the Mother of God, he began to enjoy the Beatific vision and in that vision all the members of His mystical Body were continually and unceasingly present to Him and He embraced them with His redeeming love. In the manger, on the Cross, Jesus knows and loves all the members of His Church better, much better than a mother knows and loves her own child and that anybody knows and loves himself.15

In other words, Jesus, humanly conscious of being the Son of God and of His salvific mission, is also--inseparably--as Man, lovingly conscious of each one of us; each one of us can and should say with the Apostle Paul16: "The Son of God loved me and delivered Himself up for me" (Ga 2:20). Otherwise, how would he have humanly expiated my sins? How would He have humanly redeemed humanity? His kenosis did not consist in the (impossible) suppression of His divine consciousness nor in the suspensions of His human knowledge, but in the painful assumption of the human knowledge of the sins and sorrows of men.

1 posted on 04/27/2008 5:33:29 PM PDT by stfassisi
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2 posted on 04/27/2008 5:35:49 PM PDT by stfassisi ( ("Above all gifts that Christ gives his beloved is that of overcoming self"-St Francis Assisi))
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3 posted on 04/27/2008 6:55:44 PM PDT by VRWCer (Barack Hussein Obama - The scrofulous Pied Piper of stupid people.)
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4 posted on 04/27/2008 9:09:41 PM PDT by Eastbound
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5 posted on 04/29/2008 9:31:18 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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