Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Jesus Christ as the physician and the medicine

The fall of man saw an evident blow in the relationship and communion between God and human kind. The ‘illness’ of the fall of Adam received a catholic, an ecumenical meaning, affecting not only humanity but the whole creation. However, the New Adam, i.e. Jesus Christ, cured the human nature with his incarnation, passion, crucifixion and resurrection. He gave man the possibility of being cured. If the New Adam is to be considered as the opposite of Adam, then Jesus is to be understood as the physician and the medicine, not only man’s cure, but also as his health.

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