Friday, May 04, 2007

CQOD: 05/08/07 -- Juliana of Norwich: Jesus, the highest and the lowest

Christian Quotation of the Day

May 8, 2007
Feast of Juliana of Norwich, Mystic, Teacher, c.1417
    Jesus called them together and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave--just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
    -- Matthew 20:25-28 (NIV)

    And what might this noble Lord do of more worship and joy to me than to show me (that am so simple) this marvelous homeliness [i.e., naturalness and simplicity]? Thus it fareth with our Lord Jesus and with us. For truly it is the most joy that may be that He that is highest and mightiest, noblest and worthiest, is lowest and meekest, homeliest and most courteous: and truly this marvelous joy shall be shown us all when we see Him.
    ... Juliana of Norwich (1342?-1417), Revelations of Divine Love

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, give me a servant's heart.

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