Wednesday, March 07, 2007

jesus

Jesus 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

2 Comments:

Blogger the reverend mommy said...

Don Sailers uses this quote and changes it slightly:
Jesus told so many parables, he became the parable.
Jesus performed so many mircles, he became the miracle.
Jesus healed so many, he became the healing.
Jesus shared so many meals with the hungry, he became the meal.
Blessings.

7:25 AM  
Blogger John said...

That's a very good hymn; the irony of the life of Jesus is shocking, if not scandalous by the values of the world.

3:29 PM  

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