GOD BECAME MAN
Christ described Himself as the Shepherd and the door of the
sheepfold. And this door signifies a life of humility and
meekness. Anyone who tries to enter heaven by another way will
not be able. Christ calls them thieves and brigands.
St. Thomas of Aquinas states that Christ became man so man will
never desire to be as gods, so that man will always remember that he
is man. Adam and Eve were tempted "to be as gods" and this was
Most of us do nothing for the salvation of our souls; or we devise
our own way to salvation, approve it and truly believe that our way
will save us. Others devise a faith that is different from the
Faith Christ described which consists in obeying His commands.
Hardly anyone knows the commands of Christ, even confusing them with
the Ten Commands of God which , in some way, is obsolete. Now,
that is acting like God because only God can demand what is required
to enter the kingdom of heaven. Pride or, as St. Paul calls
it, the pride of life has transformed many of us into pagans and
idol worshippers, believing that we can do things by ourselves,
improve life by our mere human efforts, improve the future of
nations. . .we cannot do these without God's help or approval.
"Remember you are but men."