Friday, March 2, 2012

What Yoder Might Say about this Sunday's Gospel

A short passage today as we approach this Sunday's gospel in which Jesus and Peter stage their annual throw-down.  It comes from the blog's namesake, John Howard Yoder, and his work The Politics of Jesus:

Here at the cross is the man who loves his enemies, the man whose righteousness is greater than that of the Pharisees, who being rich became poor, who gives robe to those who took his cloak, who prays for those who despitefully use him.  The cross is not a detour or a hurdle on the way to the kingdom, nor is it even the way to the kingdom; it is the kingdom come.

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