Monday, April 06, 2009

Tuesday in Holy Week

Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. (John 12:24-25)

I would suggest that any faith worth tuppence must be able to incorporate moments and emotions like those articulated by Jeremiah in the passage immediately above.

Dame Julian's assurance that "all shall be well" came almost at the cost of her life and only after deep meditation on the sufferings of Jesus.

I do believe that ultimately all shall be well. But not cheaply and not through denial.

O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life: Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the HolySpirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

"Blute nur, du liebes Herz" (Bleed now, thou beloved heart)

--the BB

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