21 June 2011

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

On the other hand, we may also use a crucifix or a work of art, like an icon, as the focus of our meditation on His presence with us.  For me, icons of Christ work best because they are designed in such a way that when I look at them, I see Christ looking at me with understanding, compassion, love, and approval.  They portray the promise of Christ to His disciples on the night before His death in John 16:22:  So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. -- Dr. John Kleinig, *Grace upon Grace* p. 150.

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