Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A terrible clarity

"Ecce Homo" by Jan Provoost

The following passage is so very appropriate for Holy Week:

Romantic love is blind to everything except what is lovable and lovely, but Christ's love sees us with terrible clarity and sees us whole. Christ's love so wishes our joy that it is ruthless against everything in us that diminishes our joy. The worst sentence Love can pass is that we behold the suffering that Love has endured for our sake, and that is also our acquittal. The justice and mercy of the judge are ultimately one.

- Frederick Buechner

2 comments:

  1. LOVED this....and snitched it:)

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  2. Oh, I'm glad, Roberta. Honored to have had it snitched!

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