Humanity: The Shekinah of God

Christ the Wisdom of God

“The wisdom of God

is revealed in His becoming

by nature a true man.”

(St. Maximos the Confessor)

“The true Shekinah of God is man.”

(St. John Chrysostom)

Shekinah according to the Jewish Encyclopedia means, “The majestic presence or manifestation of God which has descended to “dwell” among men.”  Others say Shekinah implies God’s glory which is His presence.  Both the quotes by St. Maximos and St. Chrysostom say that God’s glory and presence and wisdom is found in humanity.  The incarnation of the Word of God being the ultimate proclamation of this truth.

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