Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Christ Without His Nails

             'Some... equate goodness with indifference to evil 
             and think that God is good if 
             He is broadminded or tolerant about evil. 
             Like the onlookers at the Cross, they want God on their terms, 
             not His, and they shout 'come down, and we will believe.' 

             'But the things they ask are the marks of a false religion: 
             it promises salvation without a cross, 
             abandonment without sacrifice, 
             Christ without His nails.'

Venerable Fulton Sheen

Painting: James Tissot, Jesus Wept

1 comment:

  1. I find James Tissot's paintings of Jesus' life simply amazing. And only in recent years have I truly discovered the rich teachings of Bishop Sheen (and what a discovery!). Thanks, Colleen!