Sunday, March 27, 2011

Paradox

Ever notice the acute paraodox on this Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross when, as the Cross is being carried in procession, we sing:  "Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy upon us?"

Holy God, really, on His way to be executed with criminals?

Mighty One, really, suffering at the hands of the wicked?

Immortal, on His way to die, oh, really?

Have mercy upon us, when He appears to be the One who needs rescuing, really now?

Yes.  Yes, really.

Because it is this kind of love that is the holiest in the holy, the mightiest of the mighty, divine, and the redemption of the human race.

2 comments:

David Garner said...

Where's the "like" button on this here blog?

Nic (Padraic) said...

This is a great way to look at a beautiful phrase and an even more amazing hymn. Thanks so much!

-Nic (author of Up in the Corner)