Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 15th April 2017 in Lent | Lent,great lent,fasting,early church fathers,devotional,daily reading,Doctor of the Church,lectures,Leo the Great,St Leo,Pope Leo I,sermon,resurrection,easter,easter sunday
...s, to the end of the age
” (Matt 28:20). This in itself fulfills the
promise that his own name means, prophesied by Isaiah when he said, the
y “ ... shall name him Immanuel” (Isa 7:14), which means “God with us”.
But even in Christ's ascend
ing, he has not forsaken us, because even though he sits at “the
right hand of
God” (Acts 2:32-33), he also dwells within the
whole Body of
believers (Eph 1:22-23).
“Christ's victory is assuredly ours” the
n, just as we should expect since Jesus has “conquered the
world!” (Jn 16:33). Whatever we battle against in this world, whethe
r lust or greed, or heresy, “let us arm ourselves always with the