Wednesday, December 24

The Continual Passion of Christ

"The whole life of Christ was a continual passion; others die martyrs, but Christ was born a martyr. He found a Golgotha even in Bethlehem; for, to his tenderness then, the straws were almost as sharp as the thorns after; and the manger as uneasy at first, as his cross at last. His birth and his death were but one continual act, and his Christmas Day and his Good Friday are but the evening and morning of one and the same day." --John Donne, A Sermon Preached at St. Paul's Cathedral in London on Christmas Day, 1626.

4 comments:

Linda said...

Thank you for posting this! After hearing it at Christmas Eve service, I had to have it in print! Merry Christmas!

Hope said...

Amazing words. Thank you for the reminder.

God bless and Merry Christmas.

Hope Smith, (listener of history lecture tapes).

Carolyne said...

The saints of the past have so much relevance to our lives today. Thank you for finding these wonderfully 'meaty' thoughts to ponder.
~Merry Christmas~

SEChapman said...

"his Christmas Day and his Good Friday are but the evening and morning of one and the same day." --John Donne.


That is powerful .....

Christmas Eve service was exactly what I needed.....