Sunday, December 19, 2010

Bethlehem and Golgotha: Morning & Evening

"The whole life of Christ was a continual Passion; others die Martyrs, but Christ was born a Martyr. … His birth and his death were but one continual act, and his Christmas-day and his Good Friday, are but the evening and morning of one and the same day."

The opening words from John Donne’s Christmas sermon delivered on December 25, 1626:

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