Saturday, September 08, 2018

Kierkegaard: above human categories

Saturday, September 8, 2018
    Commemoration of Søren Kierkegaard, Teacher and Philosopher, 1855
    About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?”—which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
    —Matthew 27:46 (NIV)
    If one could talk absolutely humanly about Christ, one would have to say that the words: “my God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” are impatient and untrue. They can only be true if God says them, and consequently also when the God-Man says them. And indeed—since it is true, it is the very limit of suffering.
    ... Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), Journals, ed. Alexander Dru, Oxford University Press, 1959, p. 301 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 27:46; Ps. 22:1; Mark 15:34; 1 Cor. 1:22-24; Heb. 2:18; 13:12
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You bought Your people with a price beyond our understanding.
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