Thursday, January 12, 2012

Well Said: A Jew, a carpenter, and strong

I'm still gone and we're still getting tidbits from Madeleine L'Engle.
... Some of those soppy pictures of Jesus, looking like a tubercular, fair-haired, blue-eyed goy, are far more secular than a Picasso mother and child. The Lord Jesus who rules my life is not a sentimental, self-pitying weakling. he was a Jew, a carpenter, and strong. He took into his own heart, for our sakes, that pain which brings "wisdom through the awful grace of God."
Madeleine L'Engle, Walking on Water