Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"Celebrating" an Execution

If you don't regularly subscribe to Scot McKnight's Jesus Creed blog, you really ought to do so.  He always features some outstanding posts--both those that he personally writes and others that he shares from other bloggers.  In this Holy Week, Jeff Cook's blog post about "Celebrating" and Execution is a vivid reminder of how Christ' death transformed the imagery and meaning of the cross.  Click on the link to read it and you won't be disappointed.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A Great Dorothy Sayers Quote for Easter

As I was reading Scot McKnight's blog earlier this week in which he included a post by Jonathan Storment, I came across this quote from Dorothy Sayers that Jonathan Storment includes.  It's a timely reminder of what Jesus suffered in His incarnation as He took our sins upon Himself.

"For whatever reason God chose to make man as he is— limited and suffering and subject to sorrows and death—He had the honesty and the courage to take His own medicine. Whatever game He is playing with His creation, He has kept His own rules and played fair. He can exact nothing from man that He has not exacted from Himself. He has Himself gone through the whole of human experience, from the trivial irritations of family life and the cramping restrictions of hard work and lack of money to the worst horrors of pain and humiliation, defeat, despair and death. When He was a man, He played the man. He was born in poverty and died in disgrace and thought it well worthwhile." –Dorothy Sayers