Wednesday, December 01, 2004

imitatio Christi?

I'm going to start my block shift today (Wednesday, Korea time), so I'll nix the hiatus and ask a quick theological question:

Would Jesus, a compassionate being, truly have wished other people to "take up [their] cross and follow" him? Why would a compassionate being enjoin others to embark on a path of suffering?

[NB: I'm not asking the question in a spirit of wide-eyed innocence. I have my own ideas about how best to answer this question. Discuss amongst yourselves, or share your answer with me and I'll slap it on Ye Olde Blogge.]


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