Monday, May 23, 2005


I have been reading Life of Christ by Fulton Sheen, off and on for over three years, and find it a fantastic book. At the end of the first chapter, he writes the following is one I offer up for you as well. I hope to reach the point of "drinking death like water." This indeed is the Christ we need today....and the Christ that the world fears. Look for more quotes from the book to be posted by me as I've highlighted several passages within it that are extraordinary.
“If He is what He claimed to be, a Savior, a Redeemer, then we have a virile Christ and a leader worth following in these terrible times; One Who will step into the breach of death, crushing sin, gloom and despair; a leader to Whom we can make totalitarian sacrifice without losing, but gaining freedom, and Whom we can love even unto death. We need a Christ today Who will make cords and drive the buyers and sellers from our new temples; Who will blast the unfruitful fig tree; Who will talk of crosses and sacrifices and Whose voice will be like the voice of the raging sea. But He will not allow us to pick and choose among His words, discarding the hard ones, and accepting the ones that please our fancy. We need a Christ Who will restore moral indignation, Who will make us hate evil with a passionate intensity, and love goodness to a point where we can drink death like water.”


At 11:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen. Beautiful


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