As Iron Sharpens Iron

An ongoing and online discussion between: an Orthodox informed Ecumaniac without a denominational home, an ordained Baptist youth pastor with an open mind, a Calvinist worship leader/seminarian with a staggering vocabulary and ability to make a point, and a cradle Catholic with a love/hate relationship to Rome.

Friday, December 16, 2005

More on Jesus

As a man the Way was left alone,
But as the Word He was never alone,
Dwelling eternally with the Mind and the Breath.

He willed to be alone as a man
So that man would no longer be alone.
He willed to stand watch as a man
So that man, who preferred to sleep,
Would at last awaken.

The time has been fulfilled.
The work has been accomplished.
And now the Mind places His beloved Word into their hands.
The darkness has no power of itself
Except it be given it by the Father of the Word, in His own time,
That, out of the most horrible even in history --
The murder of the Creator of Life --
Might come for the the greatest event:
The rising of the Destroyer of Death.

He became an outlaw
In order to restore the law.
He took the sentence of death
In order to abolish the sentence of death.
Those who condemned him according to the law
Were themselves condemned by the law,
For the only law He gave was love,
And that love condemned them.
They were judged by love;
And He Who is Love, and is therefore Judge,
Was judged by them as a transgressor of their transgression.


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