Monday, 12 April 2021

All is not as it seems

Sometimes I search for words to try and explain things, but they just don't seem to come out as clearly as I would like. Today's post includes the ancient words of Saint Gregory, which seem to help me understand the work of Christ in a simple, yet comprehensive way. I am grateful for his words and I pray that they may also offer you some grace today.

"He began His ministry by being hungry, yet He is the Bread of Life.
Jesus ended His earthly ministry by being thirsty, yet He is the Living Water.
Jesus was weary, yet He is our rest. Jesus paid tribute, yet He is the King.
Jesus was accused of having a demon, yet He cast out demons.
Jesus wept, yet He wipes away our tears.
Jesus was sold for thirty pieces of silver, yet He redeemed the world.
Jesus was brought as a lamb to the slaughter, yet He is the Good Shepherd.
Jesus died, yet by His death He destroyed the power of death."
- Gregory of Nazianzus, A.D. 381.

Are there any particular words from this piece of writing that stick with you today?

Living in Grace


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