Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The humility of Jesus...

I offered my back to those who beat me,
my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not 
hide my face from mocking and spitting. - Isaiah 50:6

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"The humility of Jesus
can be seen in the crib,
in the exile to Egypt, in the hidden life,
in the inability to make people understand Him,
in the desertion of His apostles,
in the hatred of His persecutors,
in all the terrible suffering and death of His Passion,
and now ...

in His permanent state of humility in the tabernacle,
where He has reduced Himself
to such a small particle of bread
that the priest can hold Him with two fingers. 
The more we empty ourselves,
the more room we give God to fill us."

St Teresa of Calcutta

Painting image:  The Flagellation of Christ - Guercino

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