Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sustained outwardly, impelled inwardly

The life of a Son of God. First, supremely, and originally in Christ. Subsequently, analogously, and derivatively in us:
His humanity as that of the Son of God is determined by the fact that as the Son of Man He is fully and completely participant not only in the good-pleasure of God the Father but also in the presence and effective working of the Holy Spirit ... As the Son, therefore, He is sustained outwardly by the inflexible Yes of the Father and His inexhaustible blessing, and enlightened and impelled inwardly by the comfort and power and direction of the Holy Spirit. (Church Dogmatics, §64.2)