Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Capon: just dead

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    Feast of George, Martyr, Patron of England, c.304
    Commemoration of Michael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury, Teacher, 1988
    When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross.
    —Colossians 2:13-14 (NIV)
    Jesus came to raise the dead. The only qualification for the gift of the Gospel is to be dead. You don’t have to be smart... You don’t have to be good. You don’t have to be wise. You don’t have to be wonderful. You don’t have to be anything... you just have to be dead. That’s it.
    ... Robert Farrar Capon (1925-2013), The Door Interviews, Mike Yaconelli, Zondervan, 1989, p. 230 (see the book)
    See also Col. 2:13-14; Matt. 8:22; 17:9;22:31-32; Mark 12:25-27; Luke 9:60; 20:35-38; John 5:21,24-2528-29; Acts 2:24; 17:32; 26:8; Rom. 4:17; 6:4-5,8-11; 8:10-11; 1 Cor. 6:14; 15:21-22,51-54; 2 Cor. 1:9; Eph. 2:1-5; Rev. 1:17-18
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You have raised us to life.
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