Footprints of the Son of Man; As Traced by Saint Mark

Footprints of the Son of Man; As Traced by Saint Mark : Being Eighty Portions for Private Study, Family Reading, and Instructions in Church

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...here there is a point in which the two cases may be brought into comparison. It was through the act of prayer, when His human soul was holding close communion with God, that "His face did shine as the sun." It has been repeated in a lesser degree with the saints. 1 Many of the Fathers think this was only partially fulfilled in the person of John the Baptist, and expect that Elijah will really appear to "restore" the Jews before the Second Advent. Cf. Chrysos., Horn. lvii. on S. Matt.; Aug., Tract, iv. on S. John. Even so we remember it was after Moses had been communing with God in the mount, speaking with Him face to face, that his very skin seemed to catch the rays of Divine glory, and the people were dazzled by the reflection. Again it was of one who, with everything to divert his thoughts from higher things, "looked steadfastly up to heaven," and became so absorbed in the vision that was vouchsafed in answer to his prayer, that we are told that "all that sat in the council looking steadfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel." And yet nearer home it has been vouchsafed to not a few to watch by the side of a dying saint, and in moments of intense prayer to see the inward joy of a growing nearness to God kindle into an expression of almost unearthly brightness. When, then, we read this wonderful story, be it ours to realise that it has a message to us, not only of what we may be in the resurrection, but that it gives us an assurance that we may catch even in this life some ray of the Transfiguration glory. XLII Demoniac Bop S. Mark Ix. 14-29 14. And when He came to His disciples, He saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with them. 15. And straightway...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236787501
  • 9781236787507