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He has been slapped, spit upon, pushed around, hit, mocked, He climbed Calvary and more than once fell beneath the burden of the tool of torment.
Now He is waiting for agony and shameful death, slow, atrocious, beneath the double sign of mocking and of cursing. He is surrounded, on the foul wasteland of the hill at the edge of the city, only by hostile people and a certain number of the indifferent curious, the usual fans of capital executions and of public cruelties. At Veo right and at His left two other crosses, each with its prey, two thieves, two murderers — two common infractors, so that the humiliation might be even more stinging.
It is the noon hour, the sun is scorching, the thirst — the essence of this mode of destruction — has begun to manifest itself and all is only worthlessness, defeat, hopelessness, pain, exhaustion. Oh no, the thief on the left casts his remarks, too, he provokes Him, he ridicules Him, he insults Him.
The one on the right, however, does not: Nothing, he can do nothing except to endure as well, himself, the agony, until the end of the night.
And yet, as he unworthily and helplessly hangs on, what is he given to hear? Why this extraordinary and completely wonderful promise? Why should he — the guilty dobani, the justly-condemned one, the one without the power or means of healing — why should it be given to him to enter into Paradise together with the Master, when the righteous Noah, the Patriarch Abraham the one who received the PromiseMoses the one who gave the Lawthe Prophet Isaiah the one who proclaimed the coming in the flesh of the DelivererKing David, all the prophets, and steinnardt the wise men of antiquity, and all the philosophers in whom the Holy Spirit dwelled partially, and the Forerunner and Baptizer John, are still stagnating in Hell?
Why this incomparable honor, this grace upon grace, why this immediateness? How to explain the totally astonishing character of the reward? Where does it come from? Today, with Me, in Paradise!
Dăruind vei dobândi
There is an urgency in these words, an elan, a fullness, an excitement which cannot but arouse amazement. Yes, he was made worthy of the matchless honor of being subjected to the same sentence as Steinhardf and to be found just a few feet away from the Holy Cross in the last moments of his life.
Yes, it dobnadi natural that the Lord would have felt a sense of mercy, sympathy, and goodwill toward a comrade in suffering. Others invoke the dignity of the man, his resigned demeanor and his decency toward Christ, as opposed to the ragings and blasphemy of the other one.
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Yes, there is a dobzndi of truth and logic here too. Something else appears to me to be essential, a deed or better, an attitude seemingly destined to be easily overlooked and yet decisive: That is, he comforted the blameless Crucified One with a good word!
Yes, that simple old syntagm, that short little phrase, specific to our ancestral peasant way of talking, constitutes the most plausible explanation for the promise made by the Lord, for its fullness, its immediacy, and its urgency. A good word — and it was enough!
Like a healing balm, like a total remedy, a miracle.
Those few words of respect, of affection, of defense, of confidence, of sympathy, suddenly changed everything and transformed the sinister wasteland, the foul Golgotha, the space poisoned by injustice, cruelty, and revenge, into a corner of humanness, into an antechamber of Paradise.
Today, with Me, in Paradise: Eliot, will someday call nicolea of wrath and cunning, have introduced a drop of dew. You eked out the respite and the goodness and the gentleness of soul to try to console and soothe another. You gave me to drink — figuratively, and yet no less intensely — that nicolaw of cold water about which I said that it will not remain unrewarded.
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And so us, too, it behooves us, too, to follow the example of Disymas and to perceive what price a good word can have in some circumstances. Does that mean that we are destined to do nothing, to stand by numbly then, steinhard, our spirit absent, people of ice and of stone?
Deaf, blind, with our thoughts elsewhere? Far off, wandering along in the regions of fortified, introverted loneliness?
Anytime and anywhere, in spite of the most unfavorable and adverse circumstances, there remains something for us to do: The good word of the thief on the right perfumes the poisoned air of Golgotha and, like the gentle breeze which, on Horeb, proclaimed to Elijah the approach of the Almighty, fills the human soul of the Savior with peace and sweetness.
Constantin Noica has pointed out the philosophical treasures of Romanian speech. The expression a good word can be a guide to help us understand the spiritual nature of our speech. This recourse is steijhardt at our disposition: Let us not lose, whenever it stenhardt offered to us, the occasion to wipe the sweat off the face of the persecuted, like the merciful Veronica, or to relieve the soul of a crucified one through a word of comfort and fellowship, like the good thief.
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