Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Lent 2 with Moltmann

Moltmann pondering the cross:
To suffer and to be rejected are not identical. Suffering can be celebrated and admired. It can arouse compassion. But to be rejected takes away the dignity from suffering and makes it dishonorable suffering. To suffer and be rejected signify the cross. To die on the cross means to suffer and die as one who is an outcast and rejected. (Jurgen Moltmann in The Crucified God. Fortress Press, Minneapolis, 1993, p.55)

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