Thursday, January 8, 2015

Victory of Faith

Looking at the first reading for today's Mass I came across the traditional Greek word for Christ: NIKA! (Victor!)

Christus vincit!
Christus regnat!
Christus imperat!

What also comes to mind are the words of Christ to the first Christian Emperor Constantine the Great: by this sign you will conquer. It's the verb form of the same word.

To go from the sublime to the banal, Nike is therefore a Christian symbol! Go figure!

Tomorrow's reading begins thus:

"Who indeed is the victor over the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?" 1 John 5:5
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