Welcome to "Quaint Words!”
These posts will contain thoughts, poems, and prayers from old books that I have found at antique stores, flea markets, and garage sales (with an occasional treasure from a bookstore).
I love the rhythm and sound of the older English language, and am blessed by other believers who have gone before me!
(A listing of books and authors, and also dates of individual postings from those books, will be found on my "QUAINT WORDS" page)
"In the profound religious experience of Jesus' last hours the heart of God was laid open to human eyes. [People] have never been able to turn their eyes away from it. An increasing number of [people] look at it, generation after generation, trying to understand and explain its meaning...
God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself. [People] find God and repent at the cross of Christ.
In that great tragedy [people] see what the real nature of human selfishness is. They see that human selfishness will strike down anything that gets between it and its desire...
[People] see in the suffering of Jesus not simply how far human selfishness will go, but how far the heart of God goes in its reclaiming desire."
(From "What It Means to be a Christian" by Edward Increase Bosworth,
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