Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Holy Tuesday

The Gospel for Holy Tuesday is from St. John 12:24-43. Reason cannot comprehend the mystery of the Gospel, as Isaiah says, "Who hath known the mind of the Lord?" The revelation of God is required, namely, the word of Christ. He is the light that shines in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. So it was literally dark for three hours of His crucifixion, but here He shines, from the cross, drawing all men to Himself, while He is lifted up. But it is the Gospel which reveals Him, for without it, we would never see that He is the Son of God there. So also, the Gospel reveals that He is the meaning behind all things living. In Him alone, death produces life, for it is His death which produces life. This is embedded in all nature: the corn dies, and produces much fruit. The sermon:

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