The Paradox of God
• He came unto His own, and His own received Him not.
• The loftiest and most exalted became the embodiment of humility and simplicity.
• The richest became the poorest that the poor might become rich.
• He came out of dry ground to become a fruitful vine.
• He feasted with publicans and sinners that they might not starve in their sin.
• He starved for 40 days in the wilderness that we might feast on the impeccable Bread of Life.
• He taught us to love our enemies, to do good to those who treat us badly.
• He emptied Himself that we might be filled.
• Mighty conquerors with vast armies and terrible weapons have sought in vain to subdue the world—He conquered a vast kingdom with simple weapons of agape.
• The Lion became the Lamb that sheep might become shepherds.
• His heart was broken that He might bind up the broken-hearted.
• - His body was crushed that we might be made whole.
• We come into the world to live; He came to die.
• The purest One was called illegitimate, blasphemer, winebibber, glutton and impostor by guilty sinners.
• The Lord of lords became a lowly servant to serve the pitiful needs of mankind.
• The Man of Sorrows acquainted with the depths of grief became the joy of the world.
• He was rejected that we might be accepted.
• He was bruised that we may be healed.
• He was condemned that we might be justified.
• He was judged that we would not be judged.
• He was deserted for a time by the Father that we might find access to the Father.
• He died as the innocent One that the guilty might be declared innocent.
• By grasping life we die; through death we find life.
• Glory to the Lamb, the Paradox of God.
Dr. Anthony Fortosis, quoted in Prokope, November/December, 1992, p. 4