Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Identity Theft

John Calvin on, "Blessed are the merciful." (Matthew 5:7)

"We must patiently bear our own afflictions-a point we have already noted-but we must also bear the afflictions of our neighbour. We must assume their identity, as it were, so as to be deeply touched by their suffering and moved by love to mourn with them."

1 comment:

Bill O. said...

What a great example you showed this year to the local parish. Now if only we can do the same.

Let the saints be joyful in glory, let them sing aloud on their beds, let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two edged sword in their hand, to execute vengeance on the nations, and punishments on the peoples; to bind the kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron. Psalm 149:5-8