O my soul, what a sight is this! As with tear-dimmed eyes we look on this terrible scene - do we? - we behold with wordless wonder the matchless love and infinite condescension of the one who came to seek and to save the lost.
Here, however, there is an error to avoid, the danger of seeing the loving obedience of Christ as primarily and exclusively for the sake of man, when, in fact it was primarily out of the love of God that he accepted the cross... This is a truth too often overlooked.
The Cross He Bore (p.57)
Thursday, April 1, 2010
The God-Centeredness of Christ's Sufferings
Frederick Leahy on Matthew 26:67-68 - "Then (the religious leaders) struck Him and spit in His face."