Monday, December 23, 2013

Quote for the Season

Peace is having a hard time at the moment, which is why we pray for it more earnestly. At Bethlehem, God repudiates the "legions of angels" approach to peace and offers something longer, harder, more bewildering. The frailty of the gift and the way that follows from it, seems a little thing with which to lever the world and its hatreds. It is, however, enough. You cannot imagine with what fervent hope, I wish you this Christmas, this peace that passes all understanding and expectation.
                                    —The Rev Dr Alan Gregory 


Anonymous Matthew said...

Re Quote for the season.

Thinking about Isaiah 52.10 - The LORD has bared his holy arm
before the eyes of all the nations;
and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

The baby's 'holy arm' couldn't be a more 'frail gift'. Likewise, on the cross the prince of peace bares his holy arm. Behold!

12:53 pm, December 24, 2013  

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