Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Ash Wednesday: "That the mortifying of sin might end in the rising of Christ in us"
And with high wisdom is this time so set that the time of our repentance, the forty days of it, end in the Passover, in the passing of wrath over us, as did the destroying angels over the houses in Egypt. That the mortifying of sin might end in the rising of Christ in us. The use of fruit is fruition; and this is the fruition in this life, even the fruits of the Spirit, fear and love and joy in the Holy Spirit. And in the life to come, the fruit of the tree of life in the midst of Paradise.
From Lancelot Andrewes' sermon before King James I, Ash Wednesday 1624
Posted by BC at 09:00