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Of whom I am chief!

This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. - 1 Timothy 1:15 Jesus Christ have mercy on me, I the sinner!

The natural and most reasonable thing to say when you go to a physician is “I am not me!” Spiritually, when I meet Christ, the true physician of our soul, body and spirit, we cry “Have mercy on me for I am a sinner..FORGIVE me! RESTORE me! HEAL me from my iniquities!” If a doctor comes to you that usually means that you are so sick that you are unable to go to him/her yourself! That was the case with the terminally ill and dying humanity and so Christ came to us! To this end, I share with you a beautiful commentary by St. Augustine, one that points directly to our sickness, sin!

“There was no reason for Christ the Lord to come, except to save sinners. Eliminate diseases, eliminate wounds, and there is no call for medicine. If a great doctor has come down from heaven, a great invalid must have been lying very sick throughout the whole wide world. This invalid is the whole human race.” - Augustine of Hippo

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