22 April 2011

Good Friday

Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us; he sets himself against our doings, Reproaches us for transgressions of the law and charges us with violations of our training.

He professes to have knowledge of God and styles himself a child of the LORD.

To us he is the censure of our thoughts; merely to see him is a hardship for us,
Because his life is not like other men's, and different are his ways.

He judges us debased; he holds aloof from our paths as from things impure. He calls blest the destiny of the just and boasts that God is his Father.

Let us see whether his words be true; let us find out what will happen to him.

For if the just one be the son of God, he will defend him and deliver him from the hand of his foes.

With revilement and torture let us put him to the test that we may have proof of his gentleness and try his patience.

Let us condemn him to a shameful death; for according to his own words, God will take care of him.

Wisdom 2:12-20 (1st or 2nd century BC)

1 comment:

  1. oh, just *shiver*.

    and thank you. the rain pours here and it seems to whisper of the innocent blood shed over 2000 years ago (and since) and I am feeling sad. so I visit and it lifts the weight of history a little.

    I am glad for your husband's new job. i will be praying you through all the transitions! keep laying down the beauty.

    you do it so well.