Monday, March 21, 2011

"Strip us, Lord Jesus, of our former selves...."

That is from the  Lenten meditation for the Tenth Station in The Way of the Cross by Clemens Schmidt. This man has been stripped of his former self, in a most violent and painful way, and yet he apparently remains hopeful, ready to let God mold him anew. He declares that it was "worth it" to gain "a joy he never knew before".

Last week he underwent surgery to further his healing. Whatever face they have put on him, it will be a brave one.

1 comment:

  1. Oh. My. Word. The faith of that man puts me to utter shame. Talk about getting your priorities readjusted... some of us are worried about wrinkles, zits or grey hair? "Every breath is a gift". Amen.