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Treasure in the Field: Salvation in the Bible and in Our Lives, by Robert A. Krieg

Chapter Seven: Gospel Portraits of Christ


July 1, 2013

“Jesus, the image of God, filled an experience that was in itself meaningless and absurd, with meaning, love, and solidarity with all the innocent who suffer. What Christians celebrate is not the cross, nor the sufferings of Jesus, but the power of a love that is faithful even unto death. The triumph of the cross is the triumph of God’s mercy bursting the bonds of sin and death.”
—Mary Catherine Hilkert, O.P., “The Creation Story and the Story of Jesus in a World of Violence,” Word & World, 22 #2 (Spring, 2002), p. 120.

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