THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Tuesday, September 9, 2003

To live thus—to cram today with eternity and not wait the next day—the Christian has learnt and continues to learn (for the Christian is always learning) from the Pattern. How did He manage to live without anxiety for the next day—He who from the first instant of His public life, when He stepped forward as a teacher, knew how His life would end, that the next day was His crucifixion; knew this while the people exultantly hailed Him as King (ah, bitter knowledge to have at precisely that moment!), knew, when they were crying, “Hosanna!”, at His entry into Jerusalem, that they would cry, “Crucify Him!”, and that it was to this end that He made His entry. He who bore every day the prodigious weight of this superhuman knowledge—how did He manage to live without anxiety for the next day?
... Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), Christian Discourses, tr. Walter Lowrie, New York: Oxford University Press, 1961, p. 78 (see the book; see also Matt. 21:9; Mark 15:13-14; Luke 12:22-23; 21:34-36; 23:21-24; more at Anxiety, Attitudes, Bearing, Bitterness, Crucifixion, Day, Life)

 
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