You do not understand Christ till you understand His cross.
[ posted 4/3/2000 12:00AM ]
Accepting Our Wounds
Jesus did not die in order to spare us the indignities of the wounded creation. He died that we might see those wounds as our own.
PETER J. GOMES,
Sermons: Biblical Wisdom for Daily Living
Outside the Gate
The symbol of the cross in the church points to the God who was crucified not between two candles on an altar, but between two thieves in the place of the skull, where the outcasts belong, outside the gates of the city. It does not invite thought but a change of mind. It is a symbol which therefore leads out of the church and out of religious longing into the fellowship of the oppressed and abandoned. On the other hand, it is a symbol which calls the oppressed and godless into the church and through the church into the fellowship of the crucified God.
The Crucified God
Christ on the cross cries:
what wrong have I done to you?
What good have I not done for you?
Listen to me.
Is it nothing to you,
all you who pass by?
Look and see if there is any sorrow
like to my sorrow.We adore you,
O Christ, and we bless you,
because by your holy cross
you have redeemed the world.
ANONYMOUS MEDIEVAL PRAYER,
2000 Years of Prayer
God Did It
It was not human beings who accomplished anything here [on the cross]; no, God alone did it. He came to human beings in infinite love. He judged what is human. And he granted grace beyond any merit.
from a sermon on Romans 11:6
in Meditations on the Cross
Strange New Landscape
There is no smooth path to God which we can ascend with all our expectations of life confirmed and fulfilled. There is only the way of the cross, where the condemned and crucified Jesus contradicts our expectations, forces us to see ourselves as we really are, ...
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Long before I knew the true God, he helped me release my hatred.
Antes de conocer al Dios verdadero, Él me ayudó a liberar mi odio.
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