Annual forty day fast for the Truth of Gospel Nonviolence – Day 18

FAST FOOD: Eighteenth Helping

It is deeply moving to see the unbelievable sensitivity with which Jesus listens to the Fourth Song of the Suffering Servant (Is 52:13-53:12) among the many voices, and used it to interpret the true rule of God and His own life. He used no violence at all. He took the sword from Peter’s hand. He preferred being a victim to using violence. And, by that very fact He initiated in the world an unexpected and ongoing influence. It still goes on, and no one can say where it may yet lead.

Gerhard Lohfink, S.J., Catholic Biblical Scholar
Jesus of Nazareth (2012)


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