“But our physician is the only true God, the unbegotten and unapproachable, the Lord of all, the Father and Begetter of the Only Begotten Son. We have also as a Physician the Lord our God, Jesus the Christ, the Only-Begotten Son and Word, before time began, but who afterwards became also a man, of Mary the Virgin. For ‘the Word was made flesh.’ Being without body, He was in the body; being unable to suffer, He was in a body subject to suffering; being immortal, He was in a mortal body; being Life, He became subject to corruption, that he might free our souls from death and corruption, and heal them, and might restore them to health, when they were diseased with ungodliness and wicked lusts.” St. Ignatius of Antioch, Epistle to the Ephesians, 7.
Let us adore Him Who came in the flesh to destroy death and to restore us to health. Our health can be nothing other than our life united to God and this Christ accomplishes in His Person, uniting humanity to God.
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