Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Roland Bainton quote and Hebrews 5:1-3
I greatly identify these two passages with (my) calling to the ordained ministry. -- JZ
from "Here I Stand" --
(p. 283) “Those who are predisposed to fall into despondency as well as to rise into the ecstasy may be able to view reality from an angle different from that of ordinary folk. Yet it is a true angle; and when the problem or the religious object has been once so viewed, others less sensitive will be able to look from a new vantage point and testify that the insight is valid.”
"Every high priest is selected from among men and is appointed to represent them in matters related to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he himself is subject to weakness. This is why he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as for the sins of the people" (Hebrews 5:1-3).
Posted by John Zahl at 7:42 PM