Matthew Mason is Tutor in Christian Ethics at the Pastors’ Academy in London, and a fellow of the Chalmers Institute in St Andrews. He is currently working for a PhD at the University of Aberdeen on the relationship of prayer and human flourishing in the light of John Webster’s moral theology.
On Learning Christ
The Lord willingly and freely reveals himself in his Christ. For in Christ he offers all happiness in place of our misery, all wealth in place of our neediness; in him he opens to us the heavenly treasures that our whole faith may contemplate his beloved Son, our whole expectation depend on him, and our whole hope cleave to and rest in him. This, indeed, is that secret and hidden philosophy which cannot be wrested from syllogisms. But they whose eyes God has opened surely learn it by heart, that in his light they may see light (Psalm 36:9).
John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, III.xx.1