Silent obedience (...8 days til Easter)

Reposting daily through Easter – excerpts from The Cross He Bore by Frederick S. Leahy

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The Dumb Lamb 

   And the high priest stood up and said,  “Have you no answer to make? What is it that these men testify against you?”
   But Jesus remained silent....

   Matthew 26:62-63

All too often Christ’s silence has been given a dangerous one-sidedness, as his passive obedience is stressed almost, if not altogether, to the exclusion of his active obedience.

Christ’s silence was deliberate, emphatic and authoritative: it was his deed.

The passivity of his suffering was real, but so was the activity of his obedience. Led as a lamb to the slaughter and like a sheep dumb before the shearers, he was active right up to and on the cross.

He went as a king to die.

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When needed, use silence as active obedience.


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