Angels Ascending and Descending

And behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it!
GENESIS 28:12
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Angels Ascending and Descending
What is this ascent and descent? I reply that it is this very mystery that in one and the same person there is true God and man. . .. For we believe in the one Lord, His only-begotten Son, born of the Virgin Mary, true God and man. This mystery is so great, so grand, so inexpressible, that the angels themselves cannot marvel at it enough, much less comprehend it. But, as is stated in 1 Peter 1:12, these are "things into which angels long to look." . . . We carnal and ignorant human beings do not understand or value the magnitude of these things. We have barely tasted a drink of milk—not solid food—from that inexpressible union and association of the divine and the human nature, which is of such a kind that not only the humanity has been assumed, but that such humanity has been made liable and subject to death and hell yet in that humiliation has devoured the devil, hell, and all things in itself. This is the communion of properties. God, who created all things and is above all things, is the highest and the lowest, so that we must say: "That man, who was scourged, who is the lowest under death, under the wrath of God, under sin and every kind of evil, and finally under hell, is the highest God." Why? Because it is the same person. Although the nature is twofold, the person is not divided.
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