God’s Relentless Love According to Thomas Aquinas

I’m currently reading Thomas Aquinas’ ’Shorter Summa’ which is his own concise version of his tome, ‘Summa Theologica.’  Aquinas was a brilliant 13th century theologian.

He writes incisively:

“To restore man, who had been laid low by sin, to the heights of divine glory, the Word of the eternal Father, though containing all things within his immensity, willed to become small.” (“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” John 1:14) “This he did, not by putting aside his greatness, but by taking to himself our littleness.”

This is unique to the Christian faith.  No other religious worldview holds to a God who becomes man, taking on their guilt so that they may be set free. That’s the gospel.

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick