March 23, 2008

Christ is Risen

For Easter I just post one of my favorite passages of Sacred Scripture:

Festus reports on his efforts to deal with the imprisoned apostle Paul:
His accusers stood around him, but did not charge him with any of the crimes I suspected. Instead they had some issues with him about their own religion and about a certain Jesus who had died, but who Paul claimed was alive. (Acts 25:18-19)

What more needs to be said? Back in studies, I often used the second verse on teacher evaluations. I.e., "Professor N. had some issues with us about his own religion and about a certain Jesus who had died, but who professor N. claimed was alive."


tara said...

thanks for your Easter sharing of one of your favorite scripture passages.
i'll share one of my favorite passages of Sacred Scripture:

"He has shown you, O man, what is good. What does Yahweh require of you, but to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?" (Micah 6:8)


Don said...

I have lots of favorites but a painting hangs over our bed that depicts the following reading taken from Luke's Gospel. "And he said to them, "Oh, how foolish you are! How slow of heart to believe all that the prophets spoke!
Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer 8 these things and enter into his glory?" Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them what referred to him in all the scriptures. As they approached the village to which they were going, he gave the impression that he was going on farther. But they urged him, "Stay with us, for it is nearly evening and the day is almost over." So he went in to stay with them. And it happened that, while he was with them at table, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them. With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him, but he vanished from their sight."