Monday, December 7, 2009

Beautiful Words of Truth For TODAY

I read these words this morning. Even though these were written many years ago they speak truth to my heart & soul and are so apt for the world we deal with daily.
I wanted to share them with you. I hope they speak truth to you.

They are by Edith Stein, who voluntarily revealed her Jewish identity in order to share the love of Christ in the midst of the horrors of the Holocaust concentration camps, writes in her meditation, "The Love of the Cross":

"The sight of the world in which we live, the need and misery, and an abyss of human malice, again and again dampens jubilation over the victory of light. The world is still deluged by mire, and still but a small flock has escaped from it to the highest mountain peaks. The battle between Christ and the Antichrist is not yet over. The followers of Christ have their place in this battle, and their chief weapon is the Cross.

....The lovers of the Cross, whom He has awakened and will always continue to awaken anew in the changeable history of the struggling church, these are His allies at the end of time. We, too, are called for that have one's feet on the earth, to walk on the dirty and rough paths of this earth and yet to be enthroned with Christ at the Father's right hand, to laugh and cry with the children of this world and ceaselessly to sing the praises of God with the choirs of angels this is the life of the Christian until the morning of eternity breaks forth."

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Tea said...

Susan, thank you for the beautiful words, so meaningful.

Susan said...

Wow. That is amazing given the time that it was written. I love it when the truth is timeless though.



Sharon said...

That is heart touching for sure.
God bless

Debra said...

These are certaintly beautiful words of truth. Thank God for the cross.

Pam said...

Such powerful words and yes, so fitting for today.

Sunny said...

This post is such a breath of fresh air, especially the second paragraph. It puts our purpose here in simple terms. Sometimes my mind gets so clouded with expectations "Christians " put on us. Thanks for posting. Have a blessed day!