Wise Thoughts…

O strange and inconceivable thing! We did not really die, we were 
not really buried, we were not really crucified and raised again, 
but our imitation was but a figure, while our salvation is in 
reality. Christ was actually crucified, and actually buried, and 
truly rose again; and all these things have been vouchsafed to us, 
that we, by imitation communicating in His sufferings, might gain 
salvation in reality. O surpassing loving-kindness! Christ 
received the nails in His undefiled hands and feet, and endured 
anguish; while to me without suffering or toil, by the fellowship 
of His pain He vouchsafed salvation. 

St. Cyril of Jerusalem, On the Christian Sacraments.


One thought on “Wise Thoughts…

  1. Father, bless,
    Thank you. I am looking up getting that book for this year’s Church School lessons. I appreciate your mention of it!~

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