Friday, 12 August 2011
In the words of the 14th century writer Thomas a Kempis:
"There is no salvation of soul, no hope of eternal life, except in the cross. Therefore, take up the cross, and go forward into eternal life. Christ has gone before you, bearing his cross. He died for you upon the cross, that you may bear your cross and die on the cross with him. For if you die with him, you will live with him; if you share his sufferings, you will share his glory."
Alistair McGrath: 'Jesus' (page 251-252)