Sunday, April 18, 2010

Today at the Cafe: The Tale of Three Sons

A must-listen - if you should hear a sermon this year, this is it.
‘He, who is born not from human stock, or human desire or human will, but from God himself, one day took to himself everything that was under his footstool and he left with his inheritance, his title of Son, and the whole ransom price. He left for a far country… the faraway land… where he became as human beings are and emptied himself. His own people did not accept him and his first bed was a bed of straw! Like a root in arid ground, he grew up before us, he was despised, the lowest of men, before whom one covers his face. Very soon, he came to know exile, hostility, loneliness… After having given away everything in a life of bounty, his worth, his peace, his light, his truth, his life… all the treasures of knowledge and wisdom and the hidden mystery kept secret for endless ages; after having lost himself among the lost children of the house of Israel, spending his time with the sick (and not with the well-to-do), with the sinners (and not with the just), and even with the prostitutes to whom he promised entrance into the Kingdom of his Father; after having been treated as a glutton and a drunkard, as a friend of tax collectors and sinners, as a Samaritan, a possessed, a blasphemer; after having offered everything, even his body and his blood; after having felt deeply in himself sadness, anguish, and a troubled soul; after having gone to the bottom of despair, with which he voluntarily dressed himself being abandoned by his Father far away from the source of living water, he cried out form the cross on which he was nailed, ‘I am thirsty.’
-Pierre Marie Delfieux


Anam Cara said...

Where did it go? I saw this earlier, but decided to listen after dinner and now it's gone!

Anam Cara said...

never mind. It just appeared like magic

Anam Cara said...

BB, it was a really good sermon, but so are many others. I suspect one reason you liked it so much is the reference to Bob Dylan. : )

Kevin said...

You don't know how much this passage (the sermon was great too, but mostly the passage of Scripture) minister to me in persent context.

Thanks, BB!