|The Coronation of the Virgin|
Ambrogio Bergognone's Masterpiece (c. 1515)
"By nature, since the entrance of sin, no man has any communion with GOD. He is light, we are darkness; and what communion has light with darkness. He is life, we are dead; he is love, we are enmity; and what agreement can there be between us Men in such a condition, having neither CHRIST, nor hope, nor GOD in the world; " being alienated from the life of GOD through the ignorance that was in them." Now, "two cannot walk together unless they be agreed." Whilst there is this distance between GOD and man, there is no walking together for them in any fellowship or communion. Our first interest in GOD was so lost by sin that there was left to us (in ourselves) no possibility of a recovery. As we had deprived ourselves of all power for a return, so GOD had not revealed any way of access unto himself. Not any work that GOD had made, not any attribute that he had revealed, could give the least light into such a dispensation."
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Sincerely yours in Jesus and Mary,