Thursday, April 13, 2017

Lindskoog: true man

Thursday, April 13, 2017
    Maundy Thursday
    He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”
    —Matthew 26:37,38 (NIV)
    To live in a fully predictable world is not to be a true man, and Christ was a true man. His prayer in Gethsemane, his sweat of blood, show that the preceding anxiety is a part of human affliction, which we must try to accept with some sort of submission.
    ... Kathryn Lindskoog (1934-2003), C. S. Lewis, Mere Christian, Glendale, Cal.: G/L Publications, 1973, reprint, Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1981, p. 141 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 26:37-39; Ps. 116:3-5; Isa. 53:3-10; Rom. 8:32; 1 Pet. 2:24; 3:18
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant me faith in the face of affliction.
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