Sunday, March 29, 2009

He laid down His life

"'When Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, he yielded up the spirit.' This refers to what he had earlier said, 'I have power to lay down my life and I have power to take it again,' and 'I lay it down of myself.' So for this cause he cried with the voice, that it might be shown that the act is done by his own power."

St. John Chrysostom, The Gospel of Matthew, Homily 88.1

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