Thought of the day
7/20/2019 7:08:33 AM

Thought Of the Day


"He will not contend or cry out"

Listen to the prophet announcing our Lord. He compares him to a lamb, a sheep, the most innocent of animals: “Like a lamb led to the slaughter, or a sheep before the shearers, he was silent and opened not his mouth” (Is 53:7)... Our Lord was not compared to a lion when he was led to death... Like a lamb, a sheep, he remained silent when he was led to his Passion and death. In his humiliation “he was silent and opened not his mouth”. Confirming the word of prophecy by his actions, he remained silent when they led him out: he did not speak a word when they judged him, he did not complain when they scourged him, did not argue when they condemned him, was not angered when they bound him. He did not dissent when they struck him on the cheek, did not cry out when he was stripped of his garments like a sheep of it fleece. He did not curse them when they gave him sour wine and vinegar; was not angered with them when they nailed him to the tree.