'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
Amen!! Amen!! Amen!!ReplyDelete
And, as a side note, I love the artwork. I love James Tissot's work.
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!Delete