Saint Athanasius

Saint Athanasius

A passage on the coming of Jesus Christ from St. Athanasius:

“For seeing that men, having rejected the contemplation of God, and with their eyes downward, as though sunk in the deep, were seeking about for God in nature and in the world of sense, feigning gods for themselves of mortal men and demons; to this end the loving and general Savior of all, the Word of God, took to himself a body, and as man walked among men and met the senses of men halfway, to the end, I say, that they who think God is corporeal may from what the Lord effects by his body perceive the truth, and through him recognize the Father.”

– St. Athanasius, On the Incarnation