He said, “Abba, Father, for you all things are possible; remove this cup from me; yet, not what I want, but what you want.
Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt and go wherever you wished. But when you grow old you will stretch out your hands and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go.
I pray that according to the riches of his glory he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit.
Therefore, lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather healed.
Who are you to pass judgment on servants of another? It is before their own lord that they stand or fall. And they will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make them stand.
Elijah came near to all the people, and said, “How long will you go limping with two different opinions? I the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him. The people did not answer him a word.
1 Kings 18:21
'Pieta', Giovanni della Robbia
I thank you that you have answered me and become my salvation.
Word and Image
offers two parts of my morning ritual, scripture and visual art. I make no
attempt to related the two (as I do in my daily quote and blog entries) and
yet, sometimes that will happen, for as we know God works in mysterious ways.