Mary in the Gospels

Mary in the Gospels

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...words a reference to something that has been distinctly recorded in the sacred narrative. It is however, so far as I know, quite new, and it is not easy to understand why the words should have offered any difficulty to our Blessed Lady herself, as they certainly did, if they were capable of so natural an explanation. It seems more probable that we should understand our Lord to have spoken darkly, and as in a figure, and that the true sense of His words was hidden, and belonged to some future time, rather than to that in which they were spoken; or it may have been that He spoke thus sharply, and in a tone Dublin Review, No. 14, p. 501. of apparent reproof, for the same reason as merely human teachers sometimes do, when they desire to awaken special attention to the thing taught, which might otherwise be lost, either through inadvertence, or through unwillingness on the part of the hearers to receive it. Mary had enjoyed the blessedness of her Son's continual presence from the moment of His Birth, but this was not to continue to the end, and He would prepare her soul betimes for the necessary change. By-and-by there was to be another three days' loss, whilst the Body of Jesus lay in the tomb, of which loss this was a shadow and a foretaste; and again before that there would be yet another and a longer loss (or at least an absence and a separation so continual as almost to amount to a loss), for three years, during the whole period of His public ministry; and it was well that Mary's thoughts should already be trained to rise above her present appreciation of the merely corporal presence of her Son, and steadily to contemplate the change in their relations which was hereafter to follow. When He was about to withdraw His visible presence from this...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236674030
  • 9781236674036