Lent – Maundy Thursday – April 21

1 Corinthians 11:23-26

“You show your love by dying.” George Herbert begins “The Agonie” like this:
“Philosophers have measur’d mountains, Fathom’d the depths of seas, of states, and kings, Walk’d with a staffe to heav’n, and traced fountains: But there are two vast, spacious things, The which to measure it doth more behoove: Yet few there are that sound them: Sinne and Love”
After describing sin, he says this of love:
Who knows not Love, let him assay And taste that juice, which on the cross a pike Did set again abroach; then let him say If ever he did taste the like. Love is that liquor sweet and most divine, Which my God feels as bloud, but I, as wine.
– “The Poems of George Herbert” (London: Oxford University Press, 1961)

From: Lent Devotional 2011 by Luther Seminary and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

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