Thursday, July 13, 2017

Bell: the true Christ

Thursday, July 13, 2017
    [Jesus:] “For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.”
    —Matthew 16:25 (NIV)
    We need to forget the imaginary Christ who has been ours too long and to rediscover the real Christ, the Christ of the prophets and the martyrs and the confessors, the Christ who is not only the lover of souls but also master, a monarch with demands to make in industry, in finance, in education, in the arts, in marriage, in the home; the Christ who is teacher of a social ideology which has eternal validity; the Christ who cries aloud with convincing force, “He who would save his life will lose it; only he who is willing to lose his life, can find it.”
    ... Bernard Iddings Bell (1886-1958), Still Shine the Stars, New York, London: Harper & Brothers, 1941, p. 52-53 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 16:25; Mark 8:35; Luke 17:33; John 12:25; Rev. 12:11
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I have heard Your call to life.
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