The Imitation of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Lectures

The Imitation of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Lectures

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: what death he should glorify God." The whole intercessory prayer is instinct with this idea which then absorbed the Soul of our Lord, the thought of pouring Himself forth in sacrifice for His creatures, so as to accomplish through His Passion a mutual joy between Himself and them. The closing verse expresses this predominant idea. "And I have declared unto them Thy Name, and will declare it, that the love wherewith Thou hast loved Me, may be in them, and I in them."1 The love out of which this deep desire of self-sacrifice grew, once broke forth in a terrible denunciation against S. Peter, who would have deterred our Lord from His purpose. Our Lord had begun " to show unto His disciples how that He must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders, and chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Then Peter took Him, and began to rebuke Him, saying, Be it far from Thee, Lord; this shall not be unto Thee." The intended remonstrance drew from our Lord a reproof such as never elsewhere passed His lips, in His intercourse with His disciples; "He turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind Me, Satan; thou art an offence unto Me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men."2 It was the breaking forth of the consuming fire of self-devotion, that could not brook even the thought of the 1 S. John xvii. S. Matth. xvi. 23. hindrance which a false self-love would have raised up in His way. 2. Connect with this great feature of our Lord's love, the other characteristic point mentioned, His sympathy with all pure human feeling. Consider how His sympathy with human sorrow gushed out, as He drew near to the grave of Lazarus. Can we doubt, more

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