February 26, 2012

Quinquagesima 2012

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Passage: 1 Corinthians 13:1, Luke 18:31
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THEN Jesus took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and  all  things  that  are  written  by  the  prophets  concerning  the  Son  of  Man  shall  be accomplished.
In these words, Christ turns decisively to Jerusalem. Christ tells his disciples, that at Jerusalem he  shall  be  delivered  unto  the  Gentiles,  and  shall  be  mocked,  and  spitefully  entreated,  and spitted on: and they shall scourge him, and put him to death;
But this destination is not a defeat, it is a fulfillment, a completion:  and the third day he shall rise again. He will triumph over death – death will be swallowed up in life.  The 12 disciples picture to us the Church in miniature, the Church that has not yet been brought to birth.

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