Thursday, March 16, 2006
March 16, 2006 Lenten Quotation
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"Few people would give their lives even for a just person, and all of us face death with reluctance, even in a just cause. How great a Savior we have then, and how deeply we ought to ponder his love for us! It is a clear proof of his divine goodness that when the appointed time came, he did not hesitate to suffer and die for the wicked and the unjust. In the gospel it is said that no one is good but God the Father; and so unless our Savior had been his Son, sharing in the Father's very substance, he could not have shown such great goodness toward us. By this proof, therefore, we can recognize in him that good man for whom someone might have the courage to die.

"Once people have understood the extent of Christ's goodness toward them and his love has been poured into their hearts, they will long not only to die for this good man Christ, but to die voluntarily." Origen of Alexandria

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2 comments:

del_button March 16, 2006 at 1:55 PM
Sharon said...

What a beautiful passage you have shared with us. Thank you. Your blog is always so wonderful. :)

del_button March 16, 2006 at 3:45 PM
Matthew said...

Sharon,

Thank you for your encouraging words :)

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