Friday, December 16, 2011

A Continual Passion

The whole of Christ's life was a continual passion;
others die martyrs, 
but Christ was born a martyr.
He found a Golgotha, where he was crucified,
even in Bethlehem, where he was born; 
for to his tenderness then the straws were almost as sharp as the thorns after,
and the manger as uneasy at first as the cross at last.
His birth and his death were but one continual act, 
and his Christmas Day and his Good Friday
are but the evening and the morning
of one and the same day.
From the créche to the cross is an inseperable line.
Christmas only points forward to Good Friday and Easter.
It can have no meaning apart from that,
where the Son of God displayed his glory by his death.

John Donne
The Book of Uncommon Prayers


amyfaith said...

Thank you Jesus & Amen! love and prayers continue from colorado

Anonymous said...

Amen and Amen! Thank you Jesus. Continued prayers for you and your family. Merry Christmas Love, Tammy

Jen said...

You fixed it so I can leave you messages again!!! Thanks!! :-)

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