"The glory of God is man fully alive, and the life of man is the vision of God." -St Irenaeus of Lyon

We encounter Christ

Almighty, Everlasting God, lo, I draw near to Thine only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  As sick, I come to the Physician of Life; unclean, to the Fountain of Mercy; blind, to the Light of eternal brightness; poor and needy, to the Lord of heaven and earth.  I implore Thee, therefore, out of the abundance of Thy boundless mercy, that Thou wouldst vouchsafe to heal my sickness, to wash my defileness, to enlighten my blindness, to enrich my poverty, and to clothe my nakedness; that I may receive the King of kings and Lord of lords, with such reverence and humility, such contrition and devotion, such purity and faith, such purpose and intention as is expedient for the health of my soul.

-A prayer from St Ambrose

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