Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday - The Cross Centered Life

If all you have found [in Christianity] is advantage,
whether it is fun or profit or security,
then you haven't
started following Him yet.
His way is the way of the Cross.

The world can be very hard on those it hates.
If it is not hard on you, perhaps it sees nothing in you to hate.
But then
it doesn't see Jesus in you,
for it hates Jesus with an
undying hatred.

While your way is still all fun, all easy, all
jolly, it is only your way: 
when you turn from it to follow
His way, it will cost. 
It may cost you everything you have.

That is what it cost Him.

... Robert MacColl Adams (1913-1985), "Of Rice and Men"

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