Christ, our Light
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Commemoration of Frederick Denison Maurice, Priest, teacher, 1872

Jesus Christ is the Master who can comfort and strengthen a man like that Macedonian, a labourer and working man who has a hard life, because He is the Great Man of Sorrows who knows our ills, who was called a carpenter’s son, though He was the Son of God, who worked for thirty years in a humble carpenter’s shop to fulfil God’s will, and God wills that in imitation of Christ, man should live humbly and go through life, not reaching after lofty aims, but adapting himself to the lowly, learning from the Gospel to be meek and simple of heart.
... Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), in a letter, Dec 26, 1878, The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh to His Brother, 1872-1886, Constable & Company, Limited, 1927, p. 192 (see the book; see also Isa. 53:3-4; Acts 16:9; 27:2; more at Authenticity, Christ, Comfort, God, Gospel, Humility, Jesus, Master, Meekness, Simplicity, Work)

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